Illustrated versions of the Harry Potter series have sold well
Special editions of the bestselling Harry Potter books and weight-loss cookery guides helped Bloomsbury post bumper sales.
The British publisher said revenues rose more than 13 per cent to £161.5million in the year to the end of February.
Profits jumped 9.8 per cent to £13.2million.
Chief executive Nigel Newton said illustrated versions of the Harry Potter series celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first book’s publication, flew off the shelves.
And chef Tom Kerridge’s Lose Weight For Good, based on a BBC TV series, broke the record for the most sales in a week in January – 70,000 copies.
Shares yesterday rose 7.5 per cent, or 15.5p, to 222.5p.