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Bloomsbury results show ebook contribution, post-GFC rebound
October 28, 2013 | 10:12 am

bloomsburyStrong financial performance at the UK's Bloomsbury Publishing shows both the contribution of ebooks to overall profits and sales at one typical modern publishing house, and the way in which the industry as a whole has evolved and adjusted over the past five years. Tipped by the UK's Daily Telegraph to rise in value due to its strong stock levels and 33 percent profit rise just announced in half-year results, as well as a "77 percent increase in Adult division adjusted operating profit" Furthermore, "digital sales are now 12 percent of Group sales," and "in the UK e-book sales were up 58...

David Gaughran Digs Deeper into Writers’ and Artists’ Author Solutions Mare’s Nest
October 12, 2013 | 12:25 pm

David GaughranAs already covered in TeleRead, David Gaughran has been delving into the twisted entanglements between self-publishing neo-vanity-press Author Solutions and the newly  launched Writers’ & Artists’ Self-Publishing Comparison service from Britain's venerable Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. And he contacted me with news of fresh developments in the story - a pending agreement between Author Solutions and Writers’ & Artists’ publisher Bloomsbury Publishing. Gaughran warns that public opposition to an agreement of this kind might still derail it, so there's time to actually do something about this. And you can read through all the ramifications of the story and additional comments here. I asked him for...

UK Writers & Artists launches online self-publishing resources, comparison service
September 27, 2013 | 2:41 pm

For decades, the "Writers' & Artists' Yearbook" has been the bible for UK creatives, journalists, publishers, et al. Now under the Bloomsbury Publishing umbrella after the buyout of its original A & C Black imprint in 2000, the brand has morphed with the passage of time and technological developments, and now supports the very useful Writers & Artists website, and has just launched its new Writers' & Artists' Self-Publishing Comparison service, which looks to be helpful for non-UK self-publishers as well - at least until you get to the actual choice of providers. "This innovative resource puts you in touch with...

Thanks to E-Books Sales in the UK, Bloomsbury Looks Bullish
January 17, 2013 | 4:39 pm

Along with the Financial Times, The Telegraph, and The Guardian, just about every UK-based newspaper that covers the publishing industry ran the sort of 'E-Books Will Save Us!' story yesterday that seems forehead-slappingly obvious at first glance ... and yet is nevertheless rather comforting to read—especially considering that the good news has been officially confirmed with real figures. Here's the deal: Bloomsbury Publishing, it seems, has just reported "a [two percent] overall decline in [print] title sales" for the last four months of 2012. However, due to the fact that the company's e-book sales jumped 58 percent year-on-year in the same period, Bloomsbury's year-on-year operating...