Report: “War of Words as Library Books Contracts Go Outside Ireland”
From The Irish Times:
The Irish book industry has expressed dismay about the outcome of a national public tender on the supply of library books, saying it poses “a real threat” to Irish booksellers and suppliers.
Bookselling Ireland together with Words Ireland, an umbrella organisation for seven literature bodies, said 60 per cent of the €6 million annual contract had been awarded last month to suppliers based outside Ireland.
Bookselling Ireland and Words Ireland said the results of the academic and public library tenders meant a total of €28 million had been removed from the Irish book industry.
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