Wed, 02/02/2011 - 09:49
Quercus is expected to make profits of £7.3m in 2010 after increasing its marketshare over the year by 103% and recording "double-digit growth across its entire offering". The publisher responsible for Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium Trilogy revealed the group's share jumped to 1.37%, up from 0.66% in 2009 in a...
Tue, 04/01/2011 - 09:05
Lord Weidenfeld and Christopher MacLehose are among the publishing figures recognised in the New Years honours list.
Weidenfeld, who founded the Weidenfeld & Nicolson publishing house in 1949 and remains its chairman, was appointed a Knights Grand Cross of the Order for the British Empire for his public service. Weidenfeld'...
Tue, 14/12/2010 - 15:08
Stieg Larsson was the top European writer in 2010, according to an analysis of bestsellers charts published in UK, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden.
The Swede beat the American writer Dan Brown into second place even though Brown's The Lost Symbol was a top ten hit in seven territories, four more...
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...
Tue, 05/10/2010 - 15:28
Lee Child has beaten Jamie Oliver to the top slot as spending hit a 2010 high of £36.1m.
A second wave of books destined for Christmas stockings hit the shelves last week, including celebrity memoirs by the likes of Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue, Lord Alan Sugar, Russell Brand and Sir Michael Caine. But Lee Child took the number one...
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....
Tue, 07/09/2010 - 08:57
Quercus is to collaborate with US publisher Sterling on a new imprint for the US and Canadian fiction market. The independent will join with Sterling, a subsidary of book chain Barnes & Noble, to create Silver Oak in an initial three year deal described by Quercus’ founder and chief executive Mark Smith as a "very significant...
Tue, 07/09/2010 - 08:20
Quercus has bought the rights to "an epic story of life, love and the struggle to be recognised".
Charlotte Clerk, executive editor, fiction, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, Australia and New Zealand from agent Sarah Lutyens at Lutyens and Rubinstein.
Blossoms and Shadows by Lian Hearn...
Wed, 01/09/2010 - 16:20
Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Corgi) has returned to the summit of the bestseller charts after a Stephenie Meyer-induced week's hiatus. Sales of the Robert Langdon thriller at UK booksellers were down 15% week on week, to 34,214 copies sold, but its decline was much shallower than the 31% week-on-week drop suffered by the mass-...