Record sales for Edinburgh University Press

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

Growth at Edinburgh University Press was driven by strong a performance from the books area, as the company published almost 200 new titles.

Sales rose in most regions of the world, particularly the UK and Europe.

E-book growth

Total revenues for the year to the end of July were £3.22 million.

The figures reflect an increase of 12 per cent year-on-year, according to pre-audited accounts.

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

Journal sales were also strong, the firm reported.

Net profit increased 15 per cent since last year to £100,000, including £30,000 of journal investment made during the year.  

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.

Timothy WrightChief Executive, Edinburgh University Press