Non-traditional outlets saw ‘strong growth’ in 2015

Non-traditional outlets saw ‘strong growth’ in 2015

Book sales through non-traditional retailers are booming, publishers and retailers have reported, but competition is becoming ever fiercer among publishers to secure coveted shelf space in retailers such as Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Joy, T K Maxx or The White Stuff.

Nielsen’s Books & Consumers research put the size of the “other shop” sector—sellers who are not dedicated booksellers, internet retailers, supermarkets, book clubs or The Book People—at 7% of the total market by volume for the half year to June 2015.

Matthew Perren, m.d. of wholesaler Bookspeed, said that 2015 “was a r...

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