Review of 2017: the big four publishers

Review of 2017: the big four publishers

The Bookseller has conducted analysis of the sales of Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Pan Macmillan through Nielsen BookScan.

Penguin Random House

Last year was not rich in runaway bestsellers, but Penguin Random House certainly mined the most productive vein. Of 2017’s top 20 books by value, PRH published 14 of them; exactly half of the 44 titles to earn over £1m through the TCM were from the supergroup.

Random House was its only BookScan division with a value jump (+3.2%, to £120.3m), but many imprints did their bit to help. Ebury ruled the top of the table with natio...

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