Review of 2015: heads of houses assess success

Review of 2015: heads of houses assess success

The heads of the UK publishing's four biggest trade publishers on the successes, and challenges, of 2015.

Anthony Forbes Watson
Pan Macmillan, m.d.

We had a great 2014 but the question I had at the end of 2014, was where are the huge titles that would get us into the top 100, the top 50 for 2015? We answered that last year with Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist starting the year as a UK number one, and Joe Wicks ending it.  

What was really exciting was that we had more than double the market growth rate across the board: in fiction, non-fiction and children's. What that meant was that ev...

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