First published on www.thebookseller.com
Five years ago, when we first started compiling The Bookseller 100 lists of the most influential people in the trade, one of our concerns was, quite frankly, that it could easily become stale. Yes, the trade is dynamic, but many talented people have been running companies and working at the top of their games for ages. Would we run the risk of having a list which would change little year on year?
It’s been an exciting year for Nowell-led Nielsen, with an expansion of BookScan into Brazil, its 10th market, marking a significant step into one of the world’s fastest-growing books markets. Nielsen also signed an agreement to purchase two of Bowker’s key businesses, Bowker Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions, which will help provide greater coverage of book data in the British and North American markets.