- Bloomsbury Publishing's revenues rose by 11% to £109.5m in the year to the end of February.

The group says its strategy to develop a wholly integrated consumer and academic publisher in the major global markets generated strong revenue growth across key book publishing divisions.

Profit before tax and highlighted items - which mainly comprise amortisation of intangible assets, acquisition related legal and other professional fees and restructuring costs - rose by 4% to £13.0m.

Profit before tax fell to £9.5m (2012/13: £9.8m) but the total dividend increased by 5.8% to 5.82 pence per share (2012/13: 5.50 pence per share).

At 8:08am: [LON:BMY] Bloomsbury Publishing PLC share price was -1.87p at 163.13p

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