Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury has seen record first half revenues, thanks to customers ordering Christmas presents in advance in light of the ongoing delivery crisis.
Consumer revenue was up 29% to £62.9million and non-consumer revenue growth of 27% to £37.7million.
Bloomsbury chief executive Nigel Newton said: “These results demonstrate the strength and resilience of our strategy of publishing for both the consumer and academic markets, and our growth of digital revenues.
“Bestsellers during the period included Tom Kerridge’s Outdoor Cooking, Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas, The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.
“Since the period end Bloomsbury authors have won two of the most important prizes in the literary world, The Nobel Prize for Literature and The Women’s Prize, which were won by Abdulrazak Gurnah and Susanna Clarke respectively. We congratulate them both.”