The art of publishing

The art of publishing

Art and illustrated publisher Thames & Hudson (T&H) reported sales of £27m in 2015, riding, as many have, off the back of the colouring boom of that year but also the rise in popularity of the well-made beautiful books the family-owned list has long focused on. The period also marked the second full year under the helm of its German chief executive Rolf Grisebach, who joined in the summer of 2013.

The business also returned to profit (to the tune of £2.7m) after reporting a rare loss in its previous fiscal year. While much of T&H’s business is international and so falls outside Nielsen’s T...

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