2014 news – the year in ten sentences. Ish.
There was a lot of news in 2014. In fact, the year was full of it. Good news and bad, happy and sad. Some of the most interesting bits of children’s book news from last year include:
– Children’ books were worth £336.5m in 2014, up 9.1% on 2013, and representing 24% of print market, according to The Bookseller.
– Children’s books dominated the bestseller lists, with David Walliams’ Awful Auntie selling a bazillion books and being top of the charts for ages.
– Zoella ‘wrote’ a book, and, like Walliams, sold a bazillion copies, and then got in trouble for not actually writing it, then the people who were getting her in trouble got in trouble for being bullies, and it was all very dramatic and then wasn’t really anymore.
– Harry Potter got some new covers.
– The UK held its first ever YA conference.
– Diversity in books was celebrated, and the lack of it lamented.
– Oodles of amazing books were published.
Let’s have some more of that please 2015!
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