Children’s stalwart Julia Donaldson reclaimed the top spot among authors in 2020.
This time last year, as we headed into 2020, I wondered why the trade was so hesitant about championing itself: after a largely successful decade... Read more
Consultants and pundits, look away now. The book market is performing in almost exactly the wrong way. The big publishers are not gaining market share;... Read more
The Audible chart for 2019 is topped by one of 2018’s biggest titles: Michelle Obama’s Becoming. It reigned atop the monthly Audible charts for five months... Read more
Tony Ross is once again top of The Bookseller’s chart of the bestselling children’s illustrators, with 2.9 million books sold for £18.5m in 2019.... Read more
In 2019, the top five UK trade publishers had a collective dip in e-book sales of 4.8%, concluding the last six years of the decade in... Read more
Print backlist sales rose to an all-time high of £1.061bn in 2019, up 4.1% on the 2018's previous record, with the last two years the only time... Read more
Helped mightily by the breakout sensation of 2019, Pinch of Nom, Pan Macmillan was the by far the biggest-growing top British publisher of 2019, chalking... Read more
Margaret Atwood and the late Judith Kerr have both made The Bookseller's year-end Author Top 50 for the second time.
With print books selling 191.6 million units for £1.66bn, 2019 became the print market’s fifth consecutive year of growth and its best since 2010 in... Read more