Tue, 18/06/2013 - 15:15
Quercus has brought home and export sales in-house, after eight years with the Independent Alliance.
The new in-house sales department will be overseen by Jane Harris, executive director of sales, marketing and publicity.
The development will come in two stages, with Quercus first recruiting an export...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 10:00
Quercus has announced its preliminary results for 2012, with a a fall in both profits and revenue as sales of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy continue to tail off.
However, the company's report shows that non-Larsson publishing revenues increased 18% on a like for like basis over 2012, and Quercus' e-book revenues has...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 06:45
Susan Watt's imprint at Quercus, Heron Books, is to publish a first book from Liam Fox, former secretary of state for defence.
Rising Tides looks at how globalisation is impacting on the world, and draws upon both his own experiences and those of some of his political contemporaries, including Tony Blair, Condoleeza Rice...
Mon, 11/02/2013 - 08:32
Quercus c.e.o. Mark Smith (pictured) and Christopher MacLehose of Quercus imprint MacLehose Press will today (11th February) be handing out 1,000 finished copies of a crime novel translated from the French, in a bid to create the same word-of-mouth buzz that launched Stieg Larsson.
Apple will also be giving away 50 e-book downloads of...
Wed, 30/01/2013 - 09:00
Quercus chief executive Mark Smith (pictured), chairman David Potter and c.f.o. Colin Adams have all increased their investment in the publisher, bringing their joint share ownership up to 19% of the company's overall share capital.
Smith, who co-founded Quercus in 2004, has bought 17,241 shares of 0.8p at a price of 58p per share...
Fri, 21/12/2012 - 06:00
MacLehose Press is marking its fifth birthday in style next year, with a range of events and promotions designed to help people "read the world".
Central to its plans is a new sampler of dozens of books both from the press' past five years, and those due to be published next year, including samples from...
Fri, 28/09/2012 - 08:10
The decline in sales of Stieg Larsson and the success of Fifty Shades of Grey has impacted on the revenue and profits of Quercus as the publisher released its interim results for the first half of the year. Pretax profit fell from £3.4m in the first half of 2011 to £600,000 this year, while turnover also shrank from...
Tue, 27/09/2011 - 10:33
Quercus saw an inevitable downturn in sales in the first half of 2011 after its Stieg Larsson enhanced 2010 numbers, but still managed to increase profit, improve its cash position, grow digital sales seven-fold and pay its first ever dividend to shareholders.
Quercus recorded sales of £12m in the first six months of 2011, down...
Mon, 05/09/2011 - 08:40
Quercus plans to increase its staff numbers by 40% within the next three years, as it aims to become one of the UK’s top five trade publishers.
The indie outfit is currently ranked as the 14th largest UK operation in terms of sales value, and hopes to compete with Pan Macmillan for the fifth spot in the hierarchy. At the same...
Tue, 30/08/2011 - 09:00
Quercus has appointed a new finance director and reshuffled its board of directors.
Paul Lenton, a chartered accountant who last worked on establishing a new London operation for US advertising agency Creature London, will begin his role as finance director for Quercus today (30th August).
Mike McGrath, Paul Lenton's...