Sales of short story collections surge

Sales of short story collections surge

Short story anthologies are enjoying a boom in sales, rising by almost 50% in value, to reach their highest level in seven years.

Trade figures have suggested much of the genre’s popularity could be down to blockbusters such as Tom Hanks’ debut collection, Uncommon Type: Some Stories (William Heinemann), while others have credited writers such as Eley Williams and "Cat Person" author Kristen Roupenian as bringing the form into a “new light”.

Nielsen BookScan’s Short Stories & Anthologies category recorded sales of 692,087 units or £5.88m for the full year of 2017, up 32% in volume and 45%...

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