Mon, 14/01/2013 - 08:40
HarperCollins saw a rise in turnover but a fall in profits last year, according to its results for the year ended 30th June 2012, with UK e-book sales growing by 250% and accounting for nearly 15% of trade revenue over the period.
The company's international turnover (excluding the US) rose 4% from £254m to £263.5m,...
Fri, 30/11/2012 - 06:30
Book wholesaler Gardners saw gross profit fall 9.2% in the year to February 2012, with sales dropping 2.9%.
In accounts released through Companies House this week, the company reported a turnover of £171.4m in 2012, a drop of 2.9% from 2011, when it reported a£176.5m turnover.
Wed, 14/11/2012 - 08:17
Sainsbury’s has grown pre-tax profit by 2.5% in its half-year results as the retailer said its investment in own-brand educational books saw sales increase by a third.
The supermarket today reported group sales including Vat and fuel rose £13.36bn in the six months to 29th September. By contrast, last month Tesco reported...
Mon, 27/02/2012 - 09:00
Penguin has reported sales of £1.04bn in 2011, growing 1% on an underlying basis, though representing a headline drop of 1%, with adjusted operating profit up by 5%, or 8% on an underlying basis, to £111m. Penguin e-book revenues were up 106% year on year, equalling 12% of total Penguin revenues, or £126m.
Thu, 05/05/2011 - 09:10
Operating income at HarperCollins' parent NewsCorp's publishing sector slumped $207m to $36m (£21.8m) in its latest set of results.
As has become customary, the NewsCorp results do not mention HarperCollins or its book publishing business. The publishing sector includes HarperCollins' performance as well as that of...
Tue, 05/04/2011 - 15:22
Quercus has nearly matched the £1m digital revenue it made from e-books last year in the first three months of 2011.
In its financial results released this morning, the independent said e-book sales increased 16-fold last year and now...
Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:06
Harlequin Mills and Boon parent company Torstar has reported an operating profit growth for its UK book publishing business, despite a wider decline in operating profit worldwide.
For the year ending 31st December, publishing operating profit was C[anadian dollars]$83.4m (£52.7m) in 2010, down C$0.4m (£0.25m) from C$83.8m...
Wed, 19/01/2011 - 08:45
Penguin parent company Pearson has reported "strong trading momentum" across all its major businesses in 2010, with Penguin posting a "very good competitive performance".
According to its trading statement for the 2010 calendar year, the company is expecting to report operating profits for 2010 of approximately...
Sun, 17/10/2010 - 09:24
Faber has reported a record turnover of £17.5m for 2010, despite profit falling by 2.6% to £436,000. The publisher attributed the drop in profit to investment in new businesses, including its new Faber Digital wing, as well as its move to new offices in Great Russell Street, central London.
Sales were up 10% for the financial...
Mon, 27/09/2010 - 11:56
Quercus has confirmed that it nearly tripled its sales to £15.01m in the first half of the year.
In an interim management statement for the six months ending 30th June, the company reported that it had profit before tax of £3.3m, compared to a pretax loss of £0.26m for the same period last year....