Sales continue to grow at 'The Independent'

The Independent has recorded its 16th consecutive month of sales increases, with audited figures for January showing an average daily sale of 257,100, 3 per cent higher than the same period last year.

The Independent has recorded its 16th consecutive month of sales increases, with audited figures for January showing an average daily sale of 257,100, 3 per cent higher than the same period last year.

The Independent on Sunday has continued its strong performance, showing year-on-year growth in full-price news-stand sales of 7.3 per cent, its sixth consecutive month of growth. Ivan Fallon, the chief executive of Independent News & Media UK, said: "The success of the compact Independent continues. The comparisons are now against months last year when the compact Independent was achieving major breakthroughs and still we are showing growth."

Meanwhile, Independent and Independent on Sunday writers have been recognised in the shortlists for the British Press Awards.

Jeremy Warner, the Business and City Editor, is shortlisted in the financial journalist of the year category, and Michael Harrison is nominated for business journalist of the year. Columnist Johann Hari makes the shortlist for young journalist of the year, and Deborah Ross is nominated for inter- viewer of the year. Tracey MacLeod is shortlisted in the food and drink category, as is the Independent on Sunday's Terry Durack. The IoSwriters Robert Chalmers (interviewer), Michael Booth (motoring) and Sarah Barrell (travel) are also shortlisted.

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