Review of the Year 2014: Authors

Review of the Year 2014: Authors

There are familiar faces at the top, but author revenues are becoming less concentrated among the top properties and genres.

The robust children’s market in 2014 has been the main theme of The Bookseller’s Review of the Year features, and it is driven home in our look at last year’s bestselling authors. The top 50 writers are once again eclipsed by the shadow of the Gruffalo, with the mighty Julia Donaldson taking Britain’s bestselling author crown for the second consecutive year.    

With her £12.7m of sales in 2014, Donaldson has become the only author to record five straight years of s...

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