Review of 2018: Specialist Publishers

Review of 2018: Specialist Publishers

We investigate how specialist children's, illustrated/comic and academic/educational publishers fared last year in our Review of 2018.

Specialist Children’s: Usborne leads the way with yet more growth

The specialist children’s publisher top 10 is topped by Usborne for the fourth consecutive year. Only once since records began has the family-run firm ever had a year-on-year decline in TCM annual returns (in 2016, when it dropped 2.3% to £21.1m), and last year’s haul is a record. As per usual, author/publishing director Fiona Watt and her team of illustrators—notably Rachel Wells, her frequ...

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