Irish book trade bullish after sales up 8.6% in 2018

Irish book trade bullish after sales up 8.6% in 2018

Irish booksellers and publishers are feeling bullish about 2018 after seeing sales surge in the first few weeks of the year to date.

Nielsen’s Hazel Kenyon revealed to an audience at the Irish Book Trade Conference in Dublin on Friday (23rd March) that volume sales of books are up significantly: 8.6% year-on-year to 10th March.

Spirits are high with the economy back on track following the crash of 2013, booksellers and publishers told The Bookseller. According to Maynooth University Bookshop owner John Byrne, publishers investing more in the quality of the physical book has helped, along ...

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