Pushing His Luck, HMH Owner Promises 450 New Jobs

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka DUBLIN: Barry O’Callaghan, the chief executive officer of Education Media and Publishing Group (EMPG) — the parent company of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt — declared on Wednesday that the company’s investors are “under water,” drowning under $8 billion of debt (half of that representing the purchase of HMH in 2007). On Wednesday, the news broke that the company …

Publishing Expats: Working in France, Germany, Estonia and Ireland

In Europe by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Some do it for love. Others for adventure. Many just want a simple change of pace. Moving abroad has its clear advantages and can be rife with challenges, but in the past decade, a number of Americans in publishing have been unable to resist the siren song of the expat lifestyle and have moved to Europe — …

Want More Info on Irish Publishing?

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Your in luck because Eoin Purcell, blogger and publishing consultant, has just launched a new Web site called Irish Publishing News. The new site will aggregate links about publishing in Ireland and “feature news stories, interviews and thought provoking essays,” according to Purcell. You should start with the analysis of Ireland’s book sales, which concludes that the …

Bonus Material: A Cure for Your Bloomsday Hangover

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka As a proud graduate of the University College, Dublin – the Alma Mater of James Joyce – I feel it’s my responsibility to offer advice to all those late night revelers who took the occasion of yesterday’s 105th anniversary of Bloomsday to go out and toss back a pint or two of plain on how to rid …

Bonus Material: USA’s Thomas Wins £100,000 Dublin IMPAC Prize

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

DUBLIN: Michael Thomas’ 2007 novel Man Gone Down won this years £100,000 Dublin IMPAC Literary award, reputed to be the richest single prize offered for fiction in the world. The book is more than appropriate for these tyring times, as it tells the story of a down-on-his-luck man with just four days to raise enough money to keep his family …