Review of 2015: Print's seven-year itch scratched

Review of 2015: Print's seven-year itch scratched

In recent years, a good way to sober up in January was to read one of The Bookseller’s Review of the Year features. From 2008 to 2014, our annual round-ups were doom-laden dirges, with the print market falling yearly through Nielsen BookScan - the drop over the duration of that period totalled £403m, or 22%. But times are a changin’; 2015 is a bubbly-popping Review of the Year. After green shoots of abating decline in 2014, last year broke the print market’s miserable run, recording the first rise in sales for seven years.

How much did the market improve? Well, this takes a bit of explanin...

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