Thalia invests in Skoobe as Storytel booms. Amazon’s KU a magnet for scammers

As I write this, HarperCollins’ CEO Charlie Redmayne is due to make a keynote speech at Frankfurt on the subscription model. Too soon to report on that, but in a preview interview over at Publishing Perspectives earlier this month Redmayne said, Ultimately, if subscription is a business model that consumers buy into, then it’s incumbent Read More …

Ireland: “A buoyant time for publishing.  One of today’s most vibrant book markets.”

The Bookseller reports new appointments at the HarperCollins Dublin offices, as part of the planned doubling the size of the HarperCollins operation in Ireland. The new appointments are Nora Mahony as an assistant editor reporting to publishing director Eoin McHugh, and Jacqueline Murphy as sales executive. See The Bookseller OP for more on these two. Read More …

Ireland a “thriving” and “hugely important” book market for HarperCollins. Here’s why

With a population of just 4.7 million the Republic of Ireland sold an impressive 10.9 million books last year to the value of €130.9 million. That of course is according to Nielsen BookScan, so by no means the entire book market. The Bookseller this past week reported, HarperCollins UK is doubling the size of its Read More …