Pan Mac cites 4.3% print sales increase for 2013

Pan Mac cites 4.3% print sales increase for 2013

Pan Macmillan has said its physical book sales in the UK grew by 4.3% in value in 2013.

The publisher said its e-book sales “also grew in a strong year” for the company.

Nielsen BookScan shows physical book sales for Pan Macmillan down by 4.1% in value in a market which fell by 6.5%. However Pan Macmillan said its figure showing a growth of 4.3% included all outlets including those not covered by BookScan.

The company’s m.d. Anthony Forbes Watson [pictured] said: “We made exciting progress in 2013 and every publishing division played its part.

“Continuing strong e-book performance in a post-20p market was accompanied by across-the-board physical sales growth, with particularly dynamic performances from our evergreen brands and non-fiction list.”

The company had 38 titles across the five aggregated top 100 charts, and four titles in the overall top 100.
It said two important non-fiction successes were Martin Sixsmith’s Philomena, which was made into a film starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan last year, and Chris Hadfield’s An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, which saw a sales uplift after he toured the UK.