Review of 2017: independent publishers

Review of 2017: independent publishers

The Bookseller has conducted an analysis of how independent publishers fared last year through Nielsen BookScan sales.

The Independent Alliance

It was some of the smaller parts of the Faber-led Independent Alliance (IA) sales collective who enjoyed the best year-on-year boosts in 2017. Old Street’s 30% jump was mostly down to one title: 49.6% of the indie’s £251,000 in BookScan revenue derived from James Hawes’ The Shortest History of Germany. The lavishly reviewed title does what it says on the tin, galloping through 2,000 years of German history—and using that to posit how Germany fits ...

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