Man Booker boost helps sustain graphic novels' striking rise

Man Booker boost helps sustain graphic novels' striking rise

In 2001, the first year recorded by Nielsen BookScan, the Graphic Novels category brought in £1.3m. Fifteen years later, the category hit its peak after five consecutive years of growth, earning £29.9m—a 2,146% boost on 2001’s total. With 2.6 million books sold in 2016, it also boasted a 2,175% increase on the 118,174 copies books in the sector sold in 2001.

In 2016, all four of the Graphic Novels sub-categories hit their (then) record, with Graphic Novels: General leaping 12% in value and surpassing one million books sold for the first time. The sub-category had been boosted 31% year on y...

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