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E-books boost revenues at Bloomsbury; briefing.

PUBLISHER Bloomsbury said its e-book sales grew eighteenfold in 2010, and now accounted for just under 10% of print sales as more customers downloaded titles to read on iPads and other devices.

Bloomsbury said revenues of pounds 90.7m were up 4% in the year to December 31, while profits excluding one-off items lifted to pounds 8.4m from pounds 7.7m a year earlier.

Strong demand for Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, which was turned into a movie starring Julia Roberts, and for the Harry Potter books following the film release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows helped Bloomsbury's sales in the final quarter of the year.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 1, 2011
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