Nosy Crow will be the only publisher included on this year’s Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100, which celebrates small and medium-sized companies with fast-growing international sales.
Nosy Crow will be in 50th position on the list, which will be published in full by the Sunday Times on Sunday (25th February).
“From its inception, exactly eight years ago today, Nosy Crow has focused on world, rather than local, markets,” said m.d. Kate Wilson. “We have, with rare exceptions, insisted on buying world rights; we’ve tailored our products to fit as wide a range of markets as possible, including commissioning work from illustrators outside the UK; we’ve invested heavily in rights and key English-language sales (staff and travel); we’ve sourcing print outside the UK; and we’ve patiently built relationships with key partners while constantly expanding our range of customers and the countries with whom we do business. It’s great to have this recognition of our efforts from the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100, and to represent the children’s publishing industry in the list.”
The list is compiled by Fast Track, which used data from 2016 that showed 98% international revenue growth year-on-year for Nosy Crow. The company said it saw an additional jump in revenue of 22% in 2017, and international export, co-edition and rights sales accounted for 59% of Nosy Crow’s revenues last year.
Nosy Crow will pick up an award for being included in the list at a dinner at the St Pancras Renaissance on 1st May.