Strong growth for Bloomsbury's adult division, as coronavirus buffets sales

Strong growth for Bloomsbury's adult division, as coronavirus buffets sales

Revenue since the coronavirus forced a global lockdown at Bloomsbury Publishing has fallen just 3%, the company has reported as part of its full-year results announcement, with print revenues at 87% of last year’s sales and academic digital revenues up by over 52% for the period from March to April 2020 versus March and April 2019.

This represents a better than expected picture of current trading and is in line with anecdotal reports from other large publishing groups, where sales have generally held up better than expected at the beginning of the lockdown. Speaking to The Bookseller, chie...

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