For publishers looking for island-wide access to the Irish market, our trade and academic sales are handled here by Brookside Publishing Services. This highly experienced sales and marketing agency is based in Dublin and has been representing small and medium sized publishers in Ireland since 1987. Compass have had close connections with Brookside for many years and the company was founded by Edwin Higel, who was also one of the founders of Compass.

Our Services include:

  • Academic calling and marketing
  • Bespoke mailings to clients
  • Themed, market-based promotions
  • Book and music festivals are on the rise and our team have the connections across the country to maximise book selling opportunities here.
  • Euro based direct sales for UK clients to Irish institutions, libraries and hospitals

Michael Darcy

General Manager

Office: +3531 278 4231

Mobile: +35386 225 2380


Michael had extensive experience in retail bookselling for Waterstones in Dublin before joining Brookside in 2004. He is now a director of the company, and is in charge of wholesalers, airports and all key accounts. He also represents the Compass clients in Scotland.

Stephen Reid

Sales and Marketing Representative

Office: +3531 278 4231

Mobile: +35385 133 1213


Stephen joined Brookside in 2018. He is responsible for all Irish retail accounts North and South, as well as helping Michael to provide extra services for the company’s clients such as mailings of key titles, themed campaigns and academic promotions.