Tom Kerridges Outdoor Cooking and Psycho By The Sea of Lynne Truss boosted Bloomsbury book sales and put the company on track to meet market expectations.
In the four months ended June 30, children’s book sales rose nearly a third to £ 24.8 million.
Almost 15 years after the last book was published, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series remained one of the best-sellers. Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Silver Flames was also one of the best actresses, said Bloomsbury.
Total sales to consumers, both children and adults, rose 26 percent to £ 39.7 million. Lisa Taddeo’s Animal was one of the best-selling adult books.
“Bloomsbury is pleased with the performance of our business in the first four months of the year and the strong June sales of its two new acquisitions, Red Globe Press and Head of Zeus,” the company said.
It “actively targets” opportunities to buy other companies in order to build long-term growth.
The board said the revenue will be around $ 193.4 million.
Academic and professional titles
The company’s academic and professional divisions increased sales by 35 percent over the past four months to £ 15.8 million. Total sales rose 31 percent to £ 63.1 million.
Bloomsbury’s announcement came the same morning that fellow publishing house Future said that full-year profitability would be “well above analysts’ expectations.”
Future CEO Zillah Byng-Thorne said, “We are pleased that the Group’s strong performance has continued throughout the period, which demonstrates the strength of our diversified revenue streams and global reach.”
Future publishes magazines such as Cycling Weekly, FourFourTwo, PC Gamer and Gun Trade News.