Net profit: sports books scoring highly

24th December, 2014
Mairead Gallagher of Dubray Books: the latest titles from Roy Keane and Brian O’Driscoll are set to sell well this Christmas Picture: Feargal Ward

What is the bestselling Irish book of all time? Well, according to the industry experts – and since data became reliable – it’s the first Roy Keane autobiography in 2002, which sold 125,000 copies in Ireland. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Sports books are big business and this year is looking like heading into yet another bumper season as the industry spots revival on the near horizon.

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