Mon, 09/05/2011 - 08:40
Quercus has enjoyed "strong double-digit growth" across both its trade and contract divisions in the first four months of 2011, chief executive Mark Smith announced today (6th May) at the publisher's annual general meeting in London.
Despite this year's tough market, Smith said the company had traded "very...
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, 25/11/2010 - 15:29
Quercus is to launch a new fiction imprint in January, with Gollancz associate publisher Jo Fletcher joining to set up the new list. Fletcher will join at the beginning of next year to set up Jo Fletcher Books, which the publisher said will "become a leader in the world of sci-fi, fantasy and horror". She has spent the last 16 years...
Wed, 17/11/2010 - 06:29
Quercus chief executive Mark Smith and Fourth Estate publishing director Nicholas Pearson are among the new entrants to the Evening Standard's fourth annual list of movers and shakers, 'The 1,000'.
The 49-strong "Literati" category of the list of "extraordinary people who live and work" in the city, lauds...
Wed, 29/09/2010 - 08:35
Indie publisher Quercus is considering a move from Plus to either Aim or the full list next year, reports the Financial Times, on the back of the success of the Stieg Larsson titles. Shares in Quercus have risen from a 12-month low of 20p, and were up another 5p at 125p on Monday (27th September) after it confirmed an earlier statement...
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....
Wed, 26/05/2010 - 09:12
Stieg Larsson's UK publisher Quercus has reported strong results for the 2009 calendar year, with turnover up 75%, profits up 4,150% and a positive cash flow for the first time in the company's history.
According to a statement released to the markets this morning (26th May), the publisher saw revenue grow from £10.9m in...
Tue, 15/09/2009 - 07:01
Quercus saw its revenue increase by 54% over the six months to 30 June 2009, up to £5.55m from £3.6m for the same period in 2008. The publisher's operating loss was reduced from £490,000 to £105,000.
Mark Smith, chief executive of Quercus, said the results had "exceeded our expectations". He...
Mon, 08/06/2009 - 07:23
Anthony Cheetham has said there was nothing unusual about the inclusion of detail about payments totalling more than £1m made by Quercus to the literary agency Capel & Land, revealed in the publisher’s preliminary results last week.
Cheetham was until the end of last year Quercus’s chairman; he is married to Capel...
Sun, 07/06/2009 - 10:19
Quercus Publishing saw its revenue grow by 27% in 2008, but the business plunged to a loss after a sales shortfall with interest payments also doubling over the year, according to results released today (5th June).
As reported in The Bookseller two weeks ago, the company has also confirmed that it has set up a short term working...