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Bloomsbury reports sales surge as people buy books as ‘affordable diversion’
Harry Potter publisher says in challenging economic times books are seen as cheap form of entertainment

Sarah Butler

31, May, 2023 @1:38 PM

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Iradj Bagherzade obituary
The publisher behind IB Tauris, adding a Middle Eastern perspective to western conceptions of the arts, culture and politics

Liz Thomson

17, Feb, 2023 @5:25 PM

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Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury reports record sales amid reading boom
People who turned to books during Covid lockdowns continuing to buy them, company says

Kalyeena Makortoff

15, Jun, 2022 @8:09 AM

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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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