Print market solid in 2014

Print market solid in 2014

The print book market for 2014 is down just 1.3% by value year on year, the full year's statistics from Nielsen BookScan reveal. 

Just under £1.4bn was spent on print books for the 52 weeks ending 27th December, generated from 180.6 million book sales. Year on year the value of the print book consumer market shrank by £17.9m in 2014 in sharp contrast to 2013 when the consumer market for print books declined by £98m (-6.5%) on a Fifty Shades of Grey (Arrow) fuelled 2012.  By volume, 2014 was down 1.8% (-3.3 million units) on 2013, at 180.6m units.

Removing the value of hardback sales for A...

This is subscriber-only content

Not a subscriber? Get unrestricted access to all the news, charts, previews, data & analysis by subscribing from as little as £3 per week.

Why Subscribe?

Every issue of The Bookseller magazine

Unlimited access to (single user)

The Bookseller e-edition app for tablet and mobile

Subscriber-only newsletters

Twice yearly Buyer's Guides worth £50

Discounts on The Bookseller Awards and Conferences

Click here to subscribe now