Flourishing indies bullish as IPG Conference opens

Flourishing indies bullish as IPG Conference opens

Independent publishers are rejoicing at the news they are bucking the market trend, with their sales up 2.7% to £511.4m compared to just 0.2% growth in the wider market, as the annual Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) Spring Conference gets underway in Oxfordshire.

According to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer market, indies have also compared favourably against the Big Four publishing groups – Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Pan MacMillan – which collectively saw sales dropping 1.9% to £718.2m last year, while indies accounted for £1 in every £3 spent by the UK public...

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