Review of the Year: Authors - A broad spectrum

Review of the Year: Authors - A broad spectrum

The robust children’s market in 2014 has been the main theme of The Bookseller’s Review of the Year features, and it is driven home in our look at last year’s bestselling authors. The top 50 writers are once again eclipsed by the shadow of the Gruffalo, with the mighty Julia Donaldson taking Britain’s bestselling author crown for the second consecutive year.

With her £12.7m of sales in 2014, Donaldson has become the only author to record five straight years of sales in excess of £10m through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market (J K Rowling hit eight figures for four years running, fro...

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