Every year this online retailer sells more than 9m used books, CDs, DVDs and games to consumers in more than 190 countries. It trades via its own websites and through Amazon and eBay. In November 2016, chief executive Stephen Boobyer, 55, led a buyout backed by private equity firm Bridges Fund Management. Wholesaling books to China helped profits at the West Sussex firm hit £4.9m in 2017.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
Year2018
Rank11
CompanyWorld of Books
ActivityBooks and media entertainment reseller
LocationWest Sussex
Annual profit growth105.85%
Latest profits £000s*4,872
Latest sales £000s*57,360
Staff592
Founded2002
Websitewww.worldofbooks.com

If applicable:

* supplied by company † annualised figure