'Leading the entertainment pack': UK print book sales rise again

Bestsellers including Michelle Obama’s Becoming cited as reasons for success, with industry voices praising sector for fourth consecutive year of growthFormer first lady Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, which sold more than half a million copies in less than two months, has helped the UK book market to a fourth consecutive year of growth.Statistics from UK book sales monitor Nielsen BookScan show that the print book market in the UK grew 2.1% in value and 0.3% in volume in 2018. In total, 190.9m books were sold last year, for £1.63bn. The Bookseller magazine said this was up £34m on 2017. Volume also increased, although more marginally, with an extra 627,000 books sold last year. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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