Child, Children's and Crime keep TCM afloat in first half

Child, Children's and Crime keep TCM afloat in first half

Strong and stable was, of course, Theresa May’s rallying cry for her general election campaign, and the words that shall be etched on her political tombstone when her premiership inevitably breathes its last sometime soon.

Yet the Maybot’s phrase is one we should happily and correctly apply to the 2017 books market. UK print sales had a tiny jump in the first six months of the year through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market—up 1.2% to £652.7m against the same period in 2016. It’s the barest of gains and fewer books were actually sold—80.3 million units, a drop of 1.5%—but it continue...

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