Charts: Scots back Billy, Wonky and Wullie

Charts: Scots back Billy, Wonky and Wullie

Scotland’s book market is doing marginally better than the UK as a whole. In 2018, 16.3 million books were sold in Scotland, for £137.2m, 2.5% up in value on 2017—slightly better than the UK’s 2.1% jump. Volume was up 0.6% year on year, ahead of the UK-wide 0.3% bump.

The balance of Scotland’s growth is interesting: the nation accounts for 8.24% of the UK in population terms, yet its book sales punch slightly above, with book sales north of the border accounting for 8.52% of the UK’s total volume. However, Scotland contributes a thrifty 8.42% of its value, which suggests that Scottish book...

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