Print book market grows for third year running

Print book market grows for third year running

The print book market has posted growth in value for the third year running, with 2017 inching up 0.09% on 2016. The year ended with 189.8 million books sold for £1.592bn, a value increase of just £1.4m—though volume dropped 2.7% year on year. It was also another record year for average selling price, with 2017's a.s.p. of £8.39 improving 23p on 2016.

Joe Wicks’ The Fat-Loss Plan (Bluebird) has bounded straight into the Official UK Top 50 number one, selling 33,465 copies in the final week of 2017. The Instagram personal trainer has neatly bookended the year, scoring both the first number ...

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