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...Thu, 25/10/2012 - 09:09
Bloomsbury has seen its turnover increase in the six month period ending August 31st 2012, but profit has dipped for the independent publisher.
The company saw a turnover of £43.5 million, up 2% from the £42.4 million in the same period in 2011, but profit before tax and items such as costs of setting up Bloomsbury India...Wed, 11/07/2012 - 09:33
Bloomsbury's global e-book sales were up 70% year on year between 1st March and 31st May 2012, the publisher has reported in its interim management statement. Print sales fell by 2% for the same period.
At 30th June, the group had a balance sheet with net cash of £10m, according to the statement.
Chief executive...Tue, 22/05/2012 - 12:31
E-books accounted for 9% of Bloomsbury's adult trade sales overall across the 12 months to 29th February 2012, chief executive Nigel Newton has revealed.
Newton said the sales were weighted towards the latter part of the 12-month period.
Bloomsbury's total group digital sales stood at £5.892m, at 6% by value of...