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BLOOMSBURY IN HARRY POTTER’S 20TH YEAR


J K ROWLING BOOSTED


Strong adult consumer arm sees revenues grow at Bloomsbury


Bloomsbury Group revenues grew by 4% to £75.3m in the six months ending 31st August, up from £72.1m in its previous set of accounts. The indie publisher saw


profit before tax grow by 13% to £2.9m, up from £2.5m, not allowing for associated costs around the acquisition


of I B Tauris—of around £5.8m—in May. In the adult consumer division, revenue was up 22% to £15.9m (from £13m), with crime and thriller imprint Raven Books performing well, the publisher said. Sales of the Harry Potter series grew by 5%, but overall Children’s


sales dipped, by 1.8% to £31.1m.Excluding Harry Potter, Children’s sales were 9% lower, which the publisher attributed to Sarah J Maas publishing two books this year, down from four in the previous comparable period. There was a strong performance from academic and professional, with revenue growth of 9% to £18.0m (from £16.6m). Bloomsbury also


announced the launch of digital resources Screen Studies and Bloomsbury Early Years, as well as a five-year contract with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW), to enable ICAEW members to access its online UK tax and financial reporting. The deal will help the firm “further leverage our professional content on new digital platforms,” chief executive Nigel Newton said.


volume 3.55m Rights deal


Secret Barrister to return with Picador Picador has bought another book from the anonymous author of The Secret Barrister. The as-yet untitled new book promises to “reveal the stupidity, malice and incompetence behind many of the biggest legal stories of recent years”, with publication slated for spring 2020. The author will cross-examine the evidence to build what is billed as a hilarious and alarming defence against the abuse of law, human rights and democracy. Editor Kris Doyle top signed UK and Commonwealth rights from Aitken Alexander’s Chris Wellbelove.


WEEK ON WEEK  4.2%


Book of the Week


Weekly TCM


This week’s most read


Milkman by Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prizer


Rights deal


Strout’s Olive returns Viking will publish a new novel from Elizabeth Strout, Olive, Again, in September 2019. Venetia Butterfield bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Denise Cronin at Random House US, as part of a two-book deal. Olive, Again will pick up where Strout’s novel Olive Kitteridge left off, and follow the next decade of her heroine’s life. Strout also wrote My Name is Lucy Barton, the theatre adaptation of which returns to the Bridge Theatre, London, in the New Year.


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Maramenides to leave S&S Children’s in early 2019


Hodder withdraws sociology textbook


Alexandra Maramenides has resigned from her position of managing director of Simon & Schuster Children’s to relocate to Australia. She will leave the company in spring 2019. Chief executive and publisher


Ian Chapman said: “It is with great sadness that I announce that Alex Maramenides will be leaving Simon & Schuster UK. But it is for a wonderful reason that Alex is forsaking 222 Gray’s Inn Road. She isn’t crossing town to join another publisher, but is flying back to Australia, to Melbourne, to follow her heart. Alex is to be married next year to her long-term partner—so of course it has proved impossible to persuade her to stay with us. “We have some time to plan


ALEXANDRA MARAMENIDES IS DEPARTING S&S TO EMIGRATE


for Alex’s departure, which will be early next spring. I am deeply appreciative for the valuable part


Byng snaps up tale of ex-publisher’s drugs battle


that Alex has played at Simon & Schuster UK. We warmly congrat- ulate her on her engagement and wish her and her partner every happiness together and success in the future.” Before joining S&S in 2016,


Maramenides worked for the Bonnier Group in Australia as m.d. across two companies. She said: “I would like to thank


Simon & Schuster, in particular Ian Chapman and Carolyn Reidy, for an amazing three years. I am thoroughly enjoying building the success of our dynamic business and working with our bestselling authors and illustrators. “While I am excited to be


returning to Australia next spring, until then I look forward to continuing to drive our publishing momentum [by encouraging] our teams to deliver results.”


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Roblox Annual 2019 Egmont, £7.99, 9781405291156 It’s the most wonderful time of the year—yes, already—when the Children’s Non-fiction charts become almost solely devoted to annuals, week-in, week-out, for at least three months. While The Beano Annual 2019 is the current format front- runner, having sold nearly 25,000 copies to date, this year’s plucky upstart is the Roblox Annual 2019, which débuted in the Top 50 last week. The online gaming platform, which has 70 million active users a month, could prove to be this year’s equivalent of 2018’s Pokemon Annual—which sold nearly 100,000 units in 2016—or even hit the heady heights of Minecraft. The 2014 tie-in annual to that game sold more than 300,000 units.


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LATEST NEWS Bookshops campaign for same business rate relief as pubs


Bookshops are asking to be given the same business-rate relief as pubs, arguing they help to drive social cohesion in a similar way to drinking establishments.


Igloo overhaul puts business back on track


Igloo Books, the mass-market children’s books business owned by Bonnier Publishing, has undergone an overhaul thanks to its new chief executive officer, who has affirmed the division’s future profitability.


PLR to cover e-books and audiobooks


The Public Lending Right (PLR) will be extended to cover e-book audiobooks borrowed from libraries from 1st J


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