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According to StoryToys, its apps are available in up to 28 different languages and have been downloaded more than 100 million times across 120 countries

Irish app developer StoryToys has been acquired by British indie games developer Team17 in a deal worth an initial $26.5 million (€22.3 million) as th(...)

Hodges Figgis, owned by Waterstones,  on Dawson Street.

To anyone who remembers the chaotic old Foyles bookstore in central London, its new incarnation a few doors further up Charing Cross Road is a remarka(...)

Mission to Mars: Donald Trump in a meeting with (far left) Tesla founder and chief Elon Musk. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Image of the week: Mission to Mars The man second from right is the president of the US, apparently – so they say – while the man on the far left is (...)

John McCarthy: “When we started, we had anticipated the vast majority of our merchants would be in the EU, but in January, it turned out that a large portion of our merchants were based in the US. We also have merchants from Japan and Singapore and Bolivia and they’re complying with this regulation.”

Kerry-based digital tax company Taxamo is to help non-EU-based online sellers comply with rules obliging them to pay VAT based on the buyer’s locatio(...)

Sinead O’Connor: “I’ve no intention, nor ever had I of dishing the sexual dirt (it mostly wasn’t that interesting). I merely had to come up with a funny quote to attach with the press release for the book.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Celebrities with merely one autobiography are barely worthy of the name but Sinead O’Connor has now broken new ground by revising her memoirs before t(...)

Anna Carey, with back turned, and, from left, Lia Cummins, Anna MacNeill, Laura McDunphy and Aoife Mitchell. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Books that are loved by teenage girls tend not to be taken very seriously, unless they start selling millions of copies. American author John G(...)

More than two dozen state attorneys general have joined the US Department of Justice in suing Apple over e-books price fixing. Those states, as well as a group of consumers, are seeking up to $840 million in damages

A US appeals court has rejected Apple’s bid to delay a July trial to determine damages after the company was found to have colluded to fix the prices (...)

Novelist Sue Townsend was best known as the author of the highly successful Adrian Mole series.

Novelist Sue Townsend, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series of books, has died, according to a family friend. The 68-year-o(...)

Books on the belt: Amazon posts books to lots of Irish customers.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
Gill takeover is a good news story
  • Books
  • August 24, 2013, 01:00

At the end of last month Hodder Moa, the New Zealand-based imprint of Hachette, announced that it was closing its doors. The move meant that editors i(...)

Apple said it will appeal the verdict of the court. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Apple, the world’s biggest technology company, orchestrated a scheme with publishers to fix the prices of electronic books, a federal judge ruled in (...)

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