Tagged: Review of the year

Donaldson defies 2020's 17-week data hole to breach eight figures once again

Children’s stalwart Julia Donaldson reclaimed the top spot among authors in 2020. Read more

Reality rites

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

Surprise, surprise

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

Review of the Year 2019: Obama tops for Audible in 2019

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

Review of the Year 2019: Top illustrators hold firm in annual chart

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

Review of the Year 2019: digital dawdles for the Big Five

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

Review of 2019: Backlist boost drove print market

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

Review of 2019: Pinch of Nom propels Pan Mac to 25% growth

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

Review of 2019: Atwood and Kerr enjoy Indian summers as readers flock to backlist titles—and revamps

Margaret Atwood and the late Judith Kerr have both made The Bookseller's year-end Author Top 50 for the second time. Read more

Review of 2019: The Bestsellers

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

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