Tue, 12/11/2013 - 09:50
HarperCollins has reported a fall in revenues in the first quarter of its financial year, but has seen a growth in earnings across the same period.
The publisher, part of News Corp, reported sales for the three months ended 30th September 2013 of $328m (£205m), a fall of 7% from the $352m (£220m) earned in the same period...
Wed, 30/10/2013 - 09:30
Operating profits at Pearson are expected to be lower this year than in 2012 due to the accounting impact of the Penguin Random House merger and weak market conditions for college textbooks in the US.
Operating profits in 2012 were £936m...
Wed, 30/10/2013 - 08:00
Quarto has announced interim results for the nine months to the end of September 2013, seeing a slight drop in revenue compared to same time last year, but a rise in pre-tax profit.
In the nine months to end of September 2013, revenue stood at $126.3m (£78.7m), a fall of 0.7% from the same period last year at $127.2m (£79....
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 08:45
W H Smith has announced a rise in profits across both its Travel and High Street stores, despite another sales drop across the group.
Like-for-like sales for books were 10% down year on year in the 12 months to end August 2013, though this was reduced to 6% if Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels were stripped out.
Wed, 02/10/2013 - 09:45
Sainsbury’s has told The Bookseller it saw “strong sales” in cookbooks in its second quarter. Save With Jamie by Jamie Oliver (Penguin, 29th August) was its top-selling print book for the 16 weeks to 28th September.
In e-books, J K Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown)...
Tue, 03/09/2013 - 08:00
Profile has recorded a small downturn in turnover for the year to 31st March 2013, at £8.49m (£9m in previous year). Operating profit was flat with 2012 (£702,735) at £697,000.
Profit as a percentage of turnover stood at 10%, up from 9%.
M.d. Andrew Franklin said: "We are more pleased than we...
Thu, 22/08/2013 - 09:15
W H Smith predicts the outcome for the end of its year of trading to be “in line with market expectations”, anticipated to be around £107m profit-before-tax.
The chain retailer gave a pre-close trading update today (22nd August) ahead of releasing its full results for the year ending 31st August on 10th October....
Wed, 07/08/2013 - 08:45
Illustrated publisher Quarto saw profits rise in the first half of 2013, after removing costs, with sales falling marginally.
The international group made an operating profit of $4m (£2.6m), up from $3.9m (£2.5m) in the first half of 2012, while profit before tax was $1.7m (£1.1m), rising from $1.4m (£0.9m) in...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 10:00
Random House parent Bertelsmann has made "significant strides" in implementing its growth strategy over the first quarter of 2013, with a 43% rise in group profit to €207m (£175m) over the period.
In its results for the 12 weeks to 31st March, operating EBIT was up to €303m (£256m), compared to €...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 09:40
Amazon.co.uk paid £3.2m in UK tax last year, after making £7.7m in profit, according to accounts filed at Companies House today (15th May). Its turnover for the year to 31st December 2012 was put at £320m.
Both profits and turnover figures represented year-on-year rises, with profit up over 500% and turnover up 54...