A year in review: Rowling, Wicks and Hawkins help TCM maintain growth

A year in review: Rowling, Wicks and Hawkins help TCM maintain growth

It was a happy festive finish for the UK trade with £277.2m worth of books sold in the four weeks up to the 24th December through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market, an 8.1% rise over the same Christmas period in 2015.   

The final charge was led by J K Rowling, Paula Hawkins and Joe Wicks who all had titles eclipse the million-copy mark by the end of 2016, making it the first time three different authors have achieved a seven-figure unit haul in a calendar year since BookScan records began.

Add last week’s TCM total of £24.2m and the market in 2016 hit £1.591bn from 195.1 million u...

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