Quercus Publishing

Mark Smith and Wayne Davies were colleagues at Letts and The Orion Publishing Group before they launched their own London-based publishing venture, Quercus, in 2004. Starting off with crime novels and thrillers, Quercus now publishes a range of fiction, non-fiction, children’s and digital books that are sold 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 profits to grow by 128% a year, from £718,000 in 2007 to £8.5m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank5
CompanyQuercus Publishing
ActivityPublisher
LocationCentral London
Annual profit growth128.25%
Latest profits £000s8,538
Latest sales £000s31,784
Staff41
Founded2004
Websitewww.quercusbooks.co.uk

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