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20 August 2019

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 country*. 

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 trade.