London drives book market's value growth in 2017

London drives book market's value growth in 2017

London has triumphed over other regions for book sales so far in 2017, outstripping the overall market both in volume and value terms. 

According to data from Nielsen Bookscan, readers in London bought 25m print books for £221.8m this year to date, a year-on-year bump of 0.13% in volume compared to the overall market slide of 1.59%, and a leap of 3.45% in value compared to an overall boost of 1.27%. 

However, while only London grew volume sales, almost every region posted value growth. Northern Ireland and the East of England have both grown at the exact same rate, jumping 2.04% in value ...

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