Arts Council England Literature Report
5 January 2018
On 15 December 2017 Arts Council England
published Literature in the 21st Century: Understanding
Models of Support for Literary Fiction, a report examining
the underlying health of the literary fiction sector in this
In early 2016 the Arts Council commissioned digital publisher
Canelo to undertake an extensive piece of research
into every aspect of literary fiction's well-being and
sustainability, in order to set an independent benchmark for the
sector, and to inform its own investment going forward.
You can dowload the report from the Arts Council's website.
For some comment on the report, see eg Lisa Campbell (The Bookseller, 15 December
2017), Porter Anderson (Publishing Perspectives, 16
December 2017), Claire Armitstead and Alison Flood (both in The Guardian, 15
December 2017) and Tim Lott (The Guardian, 1 January 2018).
* Most figures in the report are from Nielsen BookScan, the
world's largest book data analysis service, and reflect the UK book