Sourcebooks Revenue Increases 22% in 2013

Sourcebooks had a good 2013, with overall revenue up 22% from last year.

The Naperville, Ill.-based publisher experienced growth in all its verticals. General fiction and self-help grew 22% and 25%, respectively. Romance, children’s and calendars made even greater strides, with year-over-year growth about 60% in each of those categories.

Perhaps most surprising is Sourcebooks’s 58% growth in its mass market list, a challenging format in recent years for many publishers.

In addition to a No. 1 New York Times best-seller, a memoir called The Dog Lived, Sourcebooks rounded out the year with a successful holiday book, Santa Is Coming to Texas, which is part of a series that outsold The Polar Express by 200,000 copies.

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