Review of 2018: Independent Alliance

Review of 2018: Independent Alliance

It was a mixed bag for the 16 members of the Independent Alliance, with its biggest member bagging the Man Booker and others enjoying big-screen boosts, but others suffered year on year tumbles.

1. Faber

Sally Rooney and Man Booker winner Anna Burns (pictured) had £1m+ sellers through BookScan for Faber, which rose 14.4% to a TCM record of £20.6m. It had a Christmas hit in Mike D and King Ad-Rock’s Beastie Boys Book (£537,000, its fourth bestseller by value) while Leïla Slimani’s Lullaby sold £811,000 in all editions.

2. Lonely Planet

A 3.5% slip for Lonely Planet, but in the challengi...

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