Bullish Scottish indies report sales rises in 2017

Bullish Scottish indies report sales rises in 2017

Scottish booksellers have trumpeted a strong year of trade in 2017, despite economic uncertainty and competition from online retailers.

The Scottish market grew in value terms for the third year in a row in the 12 months to the end of December 2017, with sales increasing by 0.32% year on year, according to Nielsen BookScan. While the top sellers of the year mostly mirrored those south of the border, with Jamie Oliver, David Walliams and Lee Child selling in high figures, indie booksellers also flagged up books by Scottish authors which sold well, including The Bothy Bible by Geoff Allen (W...

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