Digital publisher Pottermore has been ranked number 13 in the latest Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, an annual listing ranking Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. Meanwhile children's publisher Usborne appears at 137th, a rise of 55 places from last year, when it was placed 192nd.
Titan Entertainment Group, which includes the Forbidden Planet chain, is at 151st in the list, with West Sussex wholesaler World of Books just making it into the list at 197.
The list measures UK companies with total sales of at least £25m and international sales of at least £1m in the latest year, across two years of available accounts. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each June.
Pottermore is said to have seen two-year average international sales growth of 141.55%; at Usborne it is cited as being 37.33%, at Titan Entertainment 34.1% and at World of Books 26.35%.
Usborne deputy m.d. Nicola Usborne commented: “Global sales of Usborne books continue to grow at a rapid pace: through our nine foreign language imprints, foreign rights sales, and of course in our thriving English language markets around the world. It’s been an exciting few years for us in Asia, with Usborne Korea launching in 2015 and Usborne China following two years later, and we’ve found that sales of our English books in these territories have continued to grow alongside those new imprints. We are delighted to be recognised on this prestigious list and thank the entire Usborne team for all their hard work creating our innovative products and selling them around the world.” -