Harry Potter books are continuing to work their magic for publisher Bloomsbury, with the firm seeing a 24% rise in underlying profits for 2005.
There is renewed interest in the early Harry Potter novels
Profit before tax and an exceptional gain was £20.13m ($34.78m) last year, up from £16.28m in 2004.
The firm said in a statement that it had experienced a good start to 2006.
The year was dominated by Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince which beat sales forecasts, and increased interest in the earlier novels.