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UK children’s book sales up 3.2% YTD

In the UK, children’s book sales are up 3.2% this year thanks to strong sales in picture books, fiction and colouring-in titles, reports the Bookseller. According to Nielsen BookScan data, the UK children’s book market has recorded £206m (A$446m) for the year to 12 September, up £6.4m (A$13.7m) on the same period in 2014. Bookseller charts editor Kiera O’Brien told the Bookseller Children’s Conference: ‘2014 was an amazingly successful year for children’s with an 8.9% on 2013, but so far 2015 has been good too and continued the upwards trend.’ Activity and novelty books are up 10.6% on last year; pre-school and picture books are up six percent to £72m (A$155.8m); and children’s and YA fiction is up 6.4% to £78.3m ($169.4m). The only category to record a drop was nonfiction, with sales down 12.8% to £23.9m (A$51.7m).


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