Bloomsbury Poised for Good Year

Led by strong sales in its children's group, where the sale of Harry Potter titles drove a 40% gain, total revenue at the U.K.-based company jumped 15% in the six months ended August 31. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scandinavian media group Egmont has reported a "good year" in its latest financial results with a record revenue of €1.7bn in 2019, but has warned 2020 is expected to be a "challenging year" due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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What Made 2019 a Good Year for Magazine Media

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Why Luxury Titles Are Poised to Survive the Next 5 Years

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Duncan leaves Bloomsbury after 23 years

Bloomsbury’s digital director and publisher Stephanie Duncan has left the company after almost 23 years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Atkinson departs Bloomsbury after 12 years

Bloomsbury’s senior commissioning editor Richard Atkinson, responsible for the publishing of books such as Polpo and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage series, has left the company and is focusing full-time on writing his family memoir. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Teicher Reports on Another Good Year for Indies

In a year-end holiday letter ABA CEO Oren Teicher thanked publishers for reducing the cost of goods, enabling bookstores to be more profitable. He also said sales were up 5% for the year over 2017. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bloomsbury reveals 40-year history of the Labour Party

Bloomsbury Reader is publishing a new book by David Kogan about battles for supremacy within the Labour Party, coinciding with the opening of the Labour Party annual conference this weekend in Liverpool. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kerridge and Rowling help Bloomsbury achieve 'exceptional year'

Bloomsbury’s total revenues soared by 13% in 2017 while its profit grew 10% in an "exceptional year" for the publisher, boosted by particularly strong performances from titles by J K Rowling and TV chef Tom Kerridge. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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After Strong Fiscal '18, Bloomsbury Sees Better Year Ahead

A 20% increase in its consumer group contributed to double-digit gains in sales and earnings at Bloomsbury for 2018. The U.K. house has ambitious plans for the current year, including an acceleration of its growth in the U.S. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Good Night Stories scoops Blackwell's Book of the Year award

Blackwell’s has named its Book of the Year as the "inspirational" Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (Particular Books) by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bloomsbury signs book on Trump's 'first years as president'

Bloomsbury is to publish a "major" book on Donald Trump’s first years as President of the United States, by New York Times journalists Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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“Carrie Pilby” Took 14 Years To Go From Novel To Screen–And That’s A Good Thing

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Kerridge gives Bloomsbury its first number one in eight years

Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet (Absolute) has leapfrogged two Joe Wicks titles to claim the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, shifting 15,279 copies for £160,976.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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30-year-old Bloomsbury marks past and present

Bloomsbury staffers old and new joined authors, agents and booksellers to celebrate the publishing house's 30th birthday last night (29th September) in Bedford Square Gardens, London WC1. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Off Strong Year-End, Bloomsbury Unveils Major Resctructuring

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Print Books Having Good Finish to Solid Year

The book business looks ready to mark a second consecutive year of unit growth of print books. With one week to go in the year, unit sales of print books were up 2.8% compared to the same period in 2014. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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'The Seven Good Years' collects quirky, touching family stories by Israeli writer Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret presents his memoir: a series of raw and witty stories that document seven years of a father-son relationship. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Strong Finish to Good Year

A mild winter in many parts of the country, combined with the lowest unemployment in six years and significantly reduced gas prices, resulted in a strong holiday season at most independent bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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'12 Years a Slave': Would it be a good classroom teaching tool?

Not only is the memoir by Solomon Northup now an Oscar-nominated film, but director Steve McQueen is encouraging schools to use the book as part of their units on slavery and the Civil War. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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