Irish Distributor CMD Booksource to Close in September (Updated)


(Booksource’s base in Scotland)
Yesterday Irish Publishing News revealed that Irish books distributor CMD Booksource is to close its Irish operation from September 30th. This is a big blow for quite a number of publishers in Ireland, including UCD Press, Columba Press, Liberties Press and Mercier Press. CMD Booksource opened in Ireland in 2009 and is owned by Booksource in Scotland. The closure will not affect the Scottish operation.
Publishing Ireland will now work with Irish publishers to find an alternative distributor.

UPDATE Friday PM
…but is looks like there is some good news for Mercier Press and maybe other Irish publishers with the news that Argosy Books will enter the distribution business in Ireland. 

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