Weldon 'positive' after PRH chart success

Weldon 'positive' after PRH chart success

Penguin Random House (PRH) UK chief executive Tom Weldon has highlighted the "breadth and range" of its publishing, after the group saw its market share of the Christmas bestsellers reach new heights.

PRH divisions have eight of the top 10 books in the chart for the week ending 9th December, and 14 out of the top 20. By value its market share of the top 50 list of titles is 59%—well above its typical share of the Total Consumer Market of around 21%. In the same week last year, PRH had 11 out of the top 20 bestsellers, with a marketshare of the Top 50 by value of 47%.

Weldon said the succe...

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