Half-year market rise for publishers

Half-year market rise for publishers

Colouring-in craze buoys publishers’ first-half results

What a year it has been so far: 2015 is off to a flying start, with healthy eating, psychological fiction and adult colouring books helping the print market to its first half-year rise in seven years.

The 2015 half-year Top 50 and publisher, author and genre performances are analysed in more depth in the following pages. But the overall print market through Nielsen BookScan has risen, up 3.9% to £589.8m, in the first 26 weeks of the year. Collectively, the top four publishers have grown 4.2% year on year; between them, they control 4...

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