2014: Book trade figures look back at the year

2014: Book trade figures look back at the year

Tom Weldon, Penguin Random House UK c.e.o.

2014 has been a year in which publishing continued to demonstrate its resilience, its diversity and its deep-rooted cultural relevance. There is no getting away from the fact that the UK market was tough in 2014, especially in the supermarket sector, with growth being driven mainly by children's and the export markets. But what really defined 2014 was the importance of the quality of the books.

In many ways a heartening message. In this unforgiving market you have to be publishing the best in all areas. Audiences want to enjoy stories in a multit...

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