C&R grows sales 23%

<p>Independent publisher Constable &amp; Robinson has reported a sales increase of 23% in 2009.</p><p>In the year to 31st January 2009, sales grew by almost a quarter to &pound;7.4m from &pound;6.0m the previous year. The publisher did not disclose its profit figures for the trading year as they have yet to be audited. Constable &amp; Robinson is expected to issue its full results in May.</p><p>C&amp;R said that sales increased across its six publishing areas; the Constable list, Robinson Crime Fiction, the Brief History series, the internationally bestselling Mammoth books, Right Way, and the &lsquo;Overcoming&rsquo; psychology series. It highlighted Quentin Letts&rsquo; <em>50 People who Buggered up Britain</em>, the Agatha Raisin tongue-in-cheek whodunits, <em>The Mammoth Book of Tattoos</em> and <em>The Compassionate Mind</em> as its key successes in 2009.</p><p>Chairman and publisher Nick Robinson said: &quot;We are never complacent and hope to build on our success, working closely with our authors who make it all possible.&quot;</p>