StockMarketWire.com - Bloomsbury Publishing's revenues rose to £111.1m in the year to the end of February - up from £109.5m last time.

Profit before taxation was £9.6m (2014: £9.5m). The final dividend of 5.08p per share (2014: 4.84p) takes the total dividend to 6.10p per share for the year (2014: 5.82p per share).

Chairman Nigel Newton said: "This has been a good year for Bloomsbury.It was characterised by a consistent development of the strategic aims of the business - in short, digital investment, a greater proportion of business generated from academic and professional publishing, a greater proportion of sales from non-traditional book retailers and a focus on marketing to discrete communities of interest.

"Our focus remains on growing academic, professional, special interest and educational revenues to reduce the overall exposure of the business to the traditional book market. During the coming year we will also continue the building of our digital presence, launching the new online portals Bloomsbury Fashion Central and the Fashion Photography Archive.

"We have started the new year well with some notable successes in our Adult and Children's & Educational divisions, including this week's New York Times Bestseller A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and the highly rated BBC1 tie-in to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke."




At 8:47am: [LON:BMY] Bloomsbury Publishing PLC share price was +2.5p at 178p



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