Edin University Press revenue +12% to £3.22m

The University of Edinburgh’s publishing subsidiary reported a record year of sales in its latest financial results.

The growth at Edinburgh University Press was driven by strong a performance from its books business as the company published almost 200 new titles.

It said sales rose in most regions of the world, particularly the UK and Europe.

Total revenues for the year to the end of July were £3.22 million — an increase of 12% year-on-year, according to pre-audited accounts.

Print book sales increased 13% to £1.86 million, while e-book sales rose 20%, accounting for almost one-fifth of total book revenues.

Journal sales were also strong.

Net profit increased 15% to £100,000.

“This is a strong set of results … we will publish more than 200 new books and 42 journals next year, so we are well placed to continue the progress made,” said Edinburgh University Press CEO Timothy Wright.