Quercus Publishing plc
LSE : QUPP

January 26, 2010 02:00 ET

Trading Update

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                                                                                                26th January 2010

                                             Quercus Publishing Plc
                                          ("Quercus" or the "Company")
                                                        
                                                 Trading Update
                                                        
Further  to  the Company's trading update announced on 30 November 2009, the Directors of Quercus are pleased  to
confirm that trading throughout the remainder of the Christmas period continued to be strong.

All  three Stieg Larsson novels (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl  who
Kicked  the  Hornets'  Nest) continue to perform particularly well; and with the film of the  first  book  to  be
released in early 2010, the Directors believe that this performance should be sustained.

As  importantly,  trading  across  both  of the Company's divisions (Trade Publishing  and  Contract  Publishing)
performed  at or above Directors' expectations in 2009. A strong autumn season from the non-fiction offering  was
particularly pleasing with good sales from Patrick Bishop's The Battle of Britain, Duncan Hamilton's William Hill
Sports  Book  of  the Year; Harold Larwood and Brian Moynahan's Jungle Soldier. In a year when  the  entire  book
market  declined,  revenue  from the wider publishing programme in the trade division  experienced  double  digit
growth over the prior year.

The Directors of Quercus Publishing Plc are responsible for the contents of this announcement.


Enquiries:

Quercus Publishing Plc                                                            020 7291 7200
Mark Smith, Chief Executive

St Helens Capital Partners LLP                                                    020 7368 6959
Mark Anwyl or Duncan Vasey

Notes to Editors:

*        Quercus  Publishing  plc is an independent publisher based in London. The Company was  founded  by  Mark
         Smith and Wayne Davies in May 2004.
*        The Company was listed on PLUS markets in October 2006.

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