LBF Daily: Silver lining for book market

<p>"The book market cloud has a silver lining," declared Steve Bohme of Book Marketing Ltd at a London Book Fair seminar on the burgeoning "grey" market.</p><p>Bohme unveiled data from the latest Books&amp;the Consumer survey, which showed growth in UK book sales for the 55-74-year-old age group up by 22% over the past five years, compared with 9% for the market as a whole. The value of those sales showed an even sharper increase, of 30%. The 55-74 age group's share of spending on books was greater than that of both 35-54 and 12-34-year-olds for the first time in 2005, with population growt...

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