The Bookseller's c.e.o. predictions for 2019

The Bookseller's c.e.o. predictions for 2019

Following on from The Bookseller's 'alternative' predictions for 2019, senior figures from across the book trade share their hopes and expectations for the year ahead.

David Shelley, c.e.o., Hachette UK

Some of these are as much hopes as aspirations, but in 2019 I hope and believe we will see a stable market for physical bookselling in the UK, with Waterstones continuing to power ahead, the supermarkets maintaining share, WH Smith Travel continuing to grow, and a continuing resurgence for the independent sector. Depending on the ramifications of Brexit, I hope we should also see continued...

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