- Bloomsbury Publishing said it had boosted revenue by 3.7% in the first fourth months of the year following the release of popular titles such as 'A Court of Frost and Starlight' by Sarah J. Maas and 'Norse Mythology' by Neil Gaiman.

On a constant currency basis, revenue rose 7.1%.

Both the company's consumer and non-consumer divisions grew revenues, with a particularly strong result in the adult novel section.

Top selling titles also included the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' by Mary Ann Shaffer and 'Annie Barrows and Circe' by Madeline Miller.

'The board believes the group's performance for the 2018/19 year will be in line with its expectations,' the company said.

'The first quarter traditionally generates the smallest profit of the financial year,' it added.

The company also announced that it had struck a partnership with Yoox Net-a-Porter Group to make fashion show footage available to the educational market. At 1:27pm: [LON:BMY] Bloomsbury Publishing PLC share price was -5p at 237p

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