Bruce Springsteen helps S&S UK profits increase

Bruce Springsteen helps S&S UK profits increase

Simon & Schuster UK saw a marginal boost to profits in 2016, driven by Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run and its children’s division.

The chief executive and publisher of S&S UK, Ian Chapman, said that while’s the publisher’s sales were flat in 2016, its profits were marginally up for a second year in a row, although he declined to reveal figures.

“2015 was a good year in terms of profit and 2016 has taken us up another couple of percentage points in terms of profit margin,” Chapman said. “We had a number of bestselling books but Born To Run was amazing. We also saw success with Graham Swif...

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