Review of 2020: fiction, kids' and self-help boost global territories

Review of 2020: fiction, kids' and self-help boost global territories

Despite vast cultural differences, there were commonalities across Nielsen BookScan’s five-continent-spanning international territories last year, with readers—as they did in Britain—to fiction, children’s books and self-help/wellbeing titles to help them through a difficult 12 months. 

As noted earlier this week, Ireland was the star of the BookScan global league table, with a pandemic-defying boom and its highest sales total in 12 years. Value rose 9.5% to €161.4m in 2020, while volume climbed 7.8% to 13.1 million units. 

 

While Ireland’s numbers are a significant uptick, they are s...

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