The new top draw: graphic novels' fortunes transformed

The new top draw: graphic novels' fortunes transformed

Last year was the best year for sales of graphic novels in the UK since BookScan records began in 1998, with the genre bringing in almost £20.5m worth of print sales. Publishers and retailers are crediting the boom to a broadening of range and a diversification of characters and writers within the genre.

In 2014 the Graphic Novels sector saw the value of print sales rise by 13.9% on the previous year, bringing in over seven times more than the value of the sector in 2004 (£2.8m), according to Nielsen BookScan.

For both publishers and retailers there are a number of factors involved in the...

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