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Survey


IRISH EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS’ ASSOCIATION
SURVEY RESULTS FOR 2013

Published July 26, 2014.

  • The educational publishing market has dropped by 3.4% to €51.32m.
  • 34 titles, out of a total of 2,758 (1.2%) were revised - more than 50% necessitated by curriculum change.
  • An average price increase of 1.4% was recorded over the period, the first increase in five years.
  • All current textbooks are now available as e-textbooks.  The IEPA supports calls for a reduction in the 23% VAT rate on e- textbooks.
  • 14% of aggregate revenue was re-invested in digital technology, of which more than half was used to develop free content for schools.
  • Two thirds of all textbooks books were printed in Ireland.

The survey was compiled and analysed by BDO Chartered Accountants in July 2014. Respondent
IEPA member firms for the 2013 survey: An Gúm, Celtic Press, CJ Fallon, Educational Company of
Ireland, Folens, Forum Publications, Gill & Macmillan, Mentor Books, Prim-ed and Veritas.
These Irish publishers produce around 90% of the educational content specifically tailored for the
Irish primary and post-primary schools curriculum and authored by experienced Irish teachers.
Further Information: Cliodhna O'Donoghue, General Secretary, IEPA
cliodhna.odonoghue@gmail.com