Formerly colleagues at Letts and The Orion Publishing Group, founders Mark Smith and Wayne Davies brought experience and knowledge to their London-based publishing venture. Starting off with crime novels and thrillers, Quercus now publishes a range of fiction, non-fiction, children’s and digital books in bookstores and supermarkets worldwide. Of the 1,000 titles released to date, Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy is the biggest seller with more than 25m copies purchased, helping turnover grow 54% a year, from £8.6m in 2007 to £31.8m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank79
CompanyQuercus Publishing
ActivityPublisher
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years54.45%
Latest sales £000s31,784
Staff41
Founded2004
Websitewww.quercusbooks.co.uk

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