Half Year Review 2015: Genre

Half Year Review 2015: Genre

A resurgent hardback fiction sector, led by the record-breaking Paula Hawkins, helped the TCM Top 5,000 to half-year growth after seven lean years.

The last seven of our Reviews of the Half Year have been sobering reading, chronicles of an unremitting decline in the overall print book market. Dear reader, you would be forgiven for approaching these pages with trepidation.

But fear not. This is 2015, and all is changed. After a 2014 in which the industry declined by just 1.3% through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market, this year has started even better. For the first time in seven ye...

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