Review of the Decade: the Grey years

Review of the Decade: the Grey years

The decade that brought us Fifty Shades of Grey, adult colouring books and YouTuber memoirs is coming to an end. Though we may not mourn the passing of the 2010s too much—thanks to Brexit, President Trump and a full-blown climate emergency—it was a roller-coaster ride for the print market. E-books threatened to take over in the first part of the decade, before print made a stunning return to form in 2015—and has clocked up value rises in every year since. Audiobooks became the industry’s fastest-growing sector, with Nielsen consumer data finding the sector accounts for 5.5% of the total mar...

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