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# Publishing

Last year
# bonooooo
Bono to publish his memoir this November
The book, titled ‘Surrender’, will feature 40 chapters, each named after a U2 song.
All time
# Publishing
Champagne Football was the biggest-selling Irish-published book in 2020
Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan’s book sold over 49,300 copies.
Opinion: Self-publishing your own book is an achievable dream
Self-published author Seán Brennan has some simple advice for anyone who feels it’s time to write that book they’ve been thinking about.
# Media
Farewell from Fora: A pleasure doing business with you
The Covid-19 crisis hits home as we publish our final article and celebrate four years of highlighting the best of Irish business.
# Publishing
Business Post group acquires Irish Tatler and other magazines
The group has bought Irish Tatler, Food & Wine, and Auto Ireland.
# The Agora Companies
Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford
The Agora Companies is a consortium of more than 40 media companies around the world.
# the negotiators
Gerry Adams is publishing a cookbook and it'll be out for Christmas
The former Sinn Féin president has already published numerous memoirs and historical books.
# Samantha Barry
Irish journalist named new editor of Glamour magazine
“I could not be more proud to take the reins of an iconic women’s brand at this pivotal moment for all women’s voices.”
# omgwaca
How the Facebook page Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling became a publishing phenomenon
We talked to the book’s authors.
# Bai is now the main online news source for Irish people
A third of the Irish market checked this week according to Reuters Institute Digital News Report.
'The media should tell the truth about the alt-right'
The alt-right is a phenomenon, and matters to public life – so the media should report on it by telling the truth about it, writes Julien Mercille.
# jobs watch
The Déise is getting some much-needed jobs
A publishing company has announced 100 new jobs.
# Read all about it
Facebook wants to save you time by hosting news sites' content
It says it wants to speed up loading times for users, especially on mobile.
# Kiss goodbye
Ireland's teens mourn as Kiss magazine announces it's to close
Kiss is the only title aimed at teenage girls in Ireland.
# Lovin Dublin
11 factoids from Niall Harbison's book Get Sh*t Done
The best nuggets from the Lovin’ Dublin owner’s self-help tome.
# Fixing
Apple loses bid to block antitrust monitor from ebooks case
The company tried to block the monitor saying he had a personal bias against it.
# Anchorman
Ron Burgundy has a book, and here's the cover
The book description is every bit as good as you’d expect.
# customers
Complaints to Financial Services Ombudsman up almost a third
4,676 complaints were made by customers between January and June of this year.
# Apple
Judge: Apple conspired to raise prices on e-books
A New York judge has found Apple guilty of price-fixing for ebooks.
# dead sure
17 pulp fiction novels that were obviously must-reads
They don’t make books like this anymore.
# Fifty Shades of Writing
Fifty Shades of Grey author to publish how-to guide on... writing
‘Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess (A Journal)’ will offer readers advice on the art of writing and will have a soft leather cover that will be, er, ‘bonded’.
# Manufacturing
Manufacturing growth rate slows in January - PMI
The manufacturing sector saw its slowest rate of expansion in nine months during January, the latest monthly purchasing managers’ index from NCB showed.
# weddings in rio
The worst job spec ever... or the best? Plus, a response to Dalkey...
Do you want a job at Dalkey Archive Press? Are you sure? Cancel any plans to go to any weddings in Rio then.
Column: Most would jump at the chance to work at home, but it has its downsides
Working at home is not as relaxing as one might think, writes Ann-Marie Scully who says she even misses the morning commute.
Column: Fifty Shades has changed lives – but not like the best chick lit
Fifty Shades of Grey has allowed women to admit sexual fantasies openly, writes publisher Paula Campbell, but the book’s shock factor may also be its demise.
# online learning
Folens to create 25 high-tech jobs
Ireland’s largest educational publisher continues with move online.
# Mein Kampf
Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' to be republished in 2015
The Nazi leader’s tome, written during his imprisonment in the 1920s, is due to be republished in Germany when the copyright expires.
# Harry Older
Harry Potter for grown-ups? JK Rowling gets new book deal
The multi-million-selling author has revealed she is writing a new book – this time for a grown-up audience.
# Ebooks
EU investigates Apple, publishers over e-book sales
Apple, Penguin and four other publishers are being investigated for possible breaches of the EU’s competition rules.
# Unlikely
For all Philip Roth knows, LeBron James is some sort of hat
Approached by friend and sportswriter Scott Raab to supply a blurb for his LeBron James exposé “The Whore of Akron,” America’s foremost novelist had a strange admission to make.
# Naked Ambition
Presenting this year's ESPN Body Issue magazine covers
The ESPN Body Issue come out every October, and ESPN releases four different covers, with four different athletes.
# Primetime
Why the ESPN book is the most closely-guarded secret in publishing
A new oral history of America’s biggest sports network will go behind the scenes on ‘sexual indiscretions, drugs and jealously between co-workers’.
# bristol book
Bristol Palin to write the book of her life
Sarah Palin’s daughter seals deal for memoir which will track her coming of age, being a single mom and coping with a relationship breakdown in public.
# Well read
Five books to spend those vouchers on this week...
We bring the best sports writing to book as you head to your local stores in the post-Christmas sales mania.
# rant
Newsweek staffer's internet revolt against Daily Beast merger
As gets its marching orders, disgruntled employee launches online rant.
I write a nasty book. And they want a girly cover on it.
Lionel Shriver on how publishing discriminates against women.