Book sales in Wales and the West outstrip the rest of UK

Book sales in Wales and the West outstrip the rest of UK

Wales and the West is emerging as the area with the fastest-growing book sales of 2018 so far, according to fresh statistics from Nielsen BookScan.

Volume sales for the area are up 2% to 6.2 million books sold for the year to date, while value is up a healthy 4.5% to just under £50m against a UK-wide bump of 1.8% in value and just 0.4% in volume.

Central Scotland has also outpaced the rest of the nation with a 1.5% jump in volume—to 4.6 million books sold—and a 3.4% increase in value, to £37m. Northern Ireland likewise posted impressive figures, with value up 2.9% on the same period in 20...

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