Double-digit growth for books at CUP

<p>Book and journal sales have increased 11.5% at Cambridge University Press, leading the publisher to report an increased operating surplus of &pound;5.1m. For the year ending 30th April 2010, books and journal sales were worth &pound;201.1m and overall revenue was up 3.3% to &pound;213.3m.<br /><br />The press singled out Cambridge Learning, comprising English Language Teaching and curriculum educational publishing, which had sales above &pound;100m for the first time, becoming the press&#39; largest revenue stream. Cambridge Journals had a sales increased of 19%, with revenue of &pound;31m from 250 journals.<br /><br />Global sales of academic and professional books and journals rose by 13% to just under &pound;95m. During the 12 months 1,720 titles were published, up 23% on 2009. An additional 852 titles books were brought out of print using digital technology. Sales of education books in India increased 48% and by 14% in Australia.<br /><br />CUP also highlighted its digital offer with more than 6,000 e-books available and more than 10,000 titles available by the end of the year.<br /><br />CUP c.e.o. Stephen Bourne said: &quot;Despite these times of economic uncertainty, we have delivered some strong results, which I believe reflect the quality of our publishing and the educational value of the work we do.&quot;<br /></p>