Booksales Down In Ireland
According to the book information group the Irish Consumer Market (ICM) has seen year-to-date sales of €25.5m down a huge 11.1% on 2012 and 2.4m units down 15% on 2012.
The best performer was Fiction which was only down 8.7% with sales of €7.2m. Non-Fiction was down 11.6% with sales of €12.8m and even the Children’s market, which has often been more resilient was down 13.4% with sales of €5.4m.
No news on whether any of this drop in sales was the result of ebook sales and given that the figures include print sales through sites like Amazon.co.uk, the news paints a negative picture of the year to date for booksellers and publishers alike.