Ross proves the top draw in 2017 illustrator chart

Ross proves the top draw in 2017 illustrator chart

Tony Ross has topped The Bookseller’s year-end illustrator chart for a third year in a row, after his books earned more than £16m in 2017—£7.3m more than his closest competitor, Axel Scheffler.

This year The Bookseller widened the breadth of data used to compile the chart, looking at the top 1,000 books from three categories (Children’s Fiction, Picture Books & Pre-School and Children’s Non-fiction) on Nielsen BookScan, instead of the top 500, as was the case in previous years. If the illustrator was missing on Nielsen, their name was added manually to the chart. Looking at the extended da...

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