Review of the Year 2014: Publishers - the big three and beyond

Review of the Year 2014: Publishers - the big three and beyond

Penguin Random House

Across 2014, Penguin Random House’s achievements appear formidable. Penguin claimed the year’s bestseller, with John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars selling 871,815 copies across two paperback editions for a value of £4.6m. Jeff Kinney’s latest Wimpy Kid outing, The Long Haul (Puffin, £2.3m), achieved the biggest weekly sale of 2014 on its release, only to be bettered three weeks later by Zoe Sugg’s Girl Online (Penguin), which smashed first-week sales records for a début author, selling 78,109 print copies in seven days and racking up more than £1.5m in five weeks. 

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