Tue, 15/07/2014 - 09:50
The former editorial director of Bloomsbury, Liz Calder, has paid tribute to novelist Nadine Gordimer, calling her “courageous” and “indomitable”.
The writer and anti-apartheid activist passed away at her home in Johannesburg on Sunday (...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 09:50
Bloomsbury has put seen a 9% drop in revenue over the three months to 31st May 2014, which chief executive Nigel Newton explained as "a quiet quarter".
Total revenues at the publisher were down 9% compared to the same period in 2013, when they had been up 19% on the year before. In an interim management statement, the...
Tue, 20/05/2014 - 09:50
Bloomsbury has seen a growth in revenue and profits in the past year, with the publisher's adult division marked out by chief executive Nigel Newton for its "spectacular year".
For the year ended 28th February 2014, the publisher has revenue of £109.5m, up 11% from £98.5m in the previous year. Profit before...
Wed, 22/01/2014 - 08:50
Sir Bob Geldof has said that book charity Book Aid has "massive potential and needs to grow", predicting that online publishing is the way forward for Africa.
The singer turned anti-poverty campaigner was speaking at an event last night (21st January) at which the charity launched its new Open Doors library appeal, and...
Thu, 16/01/2014 - 09:30
Bloomsbury had a strong Christmas, with cookbook sales contributing to a 20% rise in turnover year on year.
The publisher released an interim management statement today (16th January) for the four months ending 31st December 2013, revealing a 15% rise in digital turnover for the period, driven by growth in the US. However, the...
Mon, 13/01/2014 - 15:20
Tom Weldon, c.e.o. Penguin Random House UKLessons from 2013 include: the shift to online sales is further squeezing the...Anthony Forbes Watson | Bookseller News Team | Charlie Redmayne | David Prescott | Home | James Daunt | Nicola Solomon | Nigel Newton | Sam Husain | Stephen Page | Tim Godfray | Tim Hely Hutchinson | Tom WeldonTue, 03/09/2013 - 06:00
Bloomsbury has acquired legal publisher Hart Publishing for £6.5m.
The addition of Hart titles should have a direct impact on Bloomsbury’s total revenue, contributing £1.4m to its financial results for the year ending 28th February 2014, the company said.
Hart Publishing was paid for in cash from Bloomsbury...Thu, 11/07/2013 - 09:18
Bloomsbury has reported a a 19% rise in revenue year on year for the first three months of its financial year.
In an interim management statement released today (11th July), the publisher revealed that revenues had grown at each of its global divisions in the three months ended 31st May, with Bloombsury's adult division achieving...Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:10
Bloomsbury has reported an "excellent performance" for the year ended 28th February, with an increase in profit before tax of 16% to £9.8m for the year, with e-book sales jumping by 61% to £9.1m over the period.
The publisher also reported a slight increase in turnover, up 1% to £98.5m, compared to £...Wed, 16/01/2013 - 10:15
Bloomsbury has reported a year-on-year profit boost in the final quarter of 2012, at the same time as announcing a new publishing partnership with cookery show "Masterchef".
In its interim results for the four months to 31st December, Bloomsbury said that despite a 2% decrease in title sales, there had been a rise in...