Print and digital help grow the book market in 2014

Print and digital help grow the book market in 2014

Last year the book trade “rekindled its love affair with the physical book”, Pan Macmillan’s m.d Anthony Forbes Watson has told The Bookseller. “Previous years have all been about growing e-book sales, but in 2014, in a market where e-book sales were plateauing, suddenly it was all about forward to the past, not back to the future,“ he added.

“Publishers once again discovered and focused on growing print sales. We’ve grown our physical book market last year by almost 10% and the number one focus for us across the whole year was our physical bookshelf. We now have three hardback editions of...

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