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Harry Potter publisher reports record profits despite supply chain crisis
Titles such as Tom Kerridge’s latest cookbook prove popular for Bloomsbury during Covid pandemic

Julia Kollewe

27, Oct, 2021 @10:02 AM

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Booksellers warn over Christmas supplies amid UK lorry driver shortage
Shops build up stocks early to offset bottlenecks as publishers warn Brexit and pandemic are delaying distribution

Sarah Butler

07, Sep, 2021 @3:53 PM

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Bloomsbury profits jump as ‘joy of reading rediscovered’ in lockdown
Harry Potter publisher issues third profit upgrade of 2021 after sales increase to £185m

Joanna Partridge

02, Jun, 2021 @8:20 AM

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The Guardian view on the writing business: readers must ultimately benefit | Editorial
Editorial: People want stories and that means cultivating a publishing ecosystem where big and small can flourish


28, Mar, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury issues another profit upgrade
But company says reading boom may end when Covid restrictions are lifted

Mark Sweney

24, Mar, 2021 @12:22 PM

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Harry Potter publisher says Covid is weaving magic over book sales
After shaky start in lockdown, Bloomsbury sales soar as people pick books over box sets

Mark Sweney

27, Oct, 2020 @12:22 PM

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Bloomsbury India pulls Delhi riots book after anti-Muslim controversy
Delhi Riots 2020 claims violence was result of Muslim jihadist conspiracy but critics accuse publisher of censorship

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

24, Aug, 2020 @2:06 PM

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Book sales hit record highs in 2019, but publishers ‘now need help’
Figures for last year show sales of £6.3bn, up 20% on 2015, but the Publishers Association says sector needs government support to weather coronavirus

Alison Flood

21, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Harry Potter books prove UK lockdown hit despite JK Rowling trans rights row
Bloomsbury says books were a lockdown hit, with children’s division revenue up 27%

Mark Sweney

21, Jul, 2020 @12:53 PM

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Munroe Bergdorf receives landmark book deal for gender manifesto
Model and activist signs six-figure contract to publish Transitional, ‘a manifesto for how I see society changing for the better, bringing us all closer’

Alison Flood

17, Jul, 2020 @5:01 AM

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Dishoom asks cookbook pirates to donate to charity appeal
After a bootleg of its recipe book was sent to ‘everyone and their nice auntie’, restaurant chain appeals to readers to buy copies or donate to Hospitality Action

Alison Flood

14, May, 2020 @3:38 PM

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Next warns of unprecedented high street crisis over coronavirus
UK retailers, bus companies, publishers and cinema chains issue warnings as sales take hit

Zoe Wood, Sarah Butler and Julia Kollewe

19, Mar, 2020 @10:34 AM

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