HarperCollins creates standalone Irish division
HarperCollins is creating a new standalone Irish publishing division, reports the Bookseller.
The division, which launches on 16 March, will be headed by Conor Nagle, who is currently Gill Books senior commissioning editor. HarperCollins UK executive publisher Kate Elton said Nagle will ‘acquire books by Irish authors for the Irish market’.
‘Ireland is a hugely important market to us—its passionate readers, its creative and committed booksellers and its talented writers,’ said Elton. ‘Conor’s energy, creativity and depth of market knowledge are exactly what we need to lead this important new business—and his vision for the future of HarperCollins Ireland is genuinely inspiring.’
In 2019, the Irish market was up by 5% in value from 2018, due in part to a 6.8% spike in value for trade nonfiction.
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