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  • Sales, Losses Inch Up at Books-A-Million

    Led by adult coloring books, third quarter sales at Books-A-Million rose 0.4%, but the loss increased to $7.1 million from $6.9 million in last year's third period.

  • Trade Sales Up in July

    Sales from reporting publishers to AAP's StatShot program increased 10.9% in the month compared to July 2014 in the adult book category, while sales in the children’s/young adult segment rose 11.5%.

  • Soft E-book Sales Underscore Down HBG Results

    Revenue at Hachette Book Group USA fell 4.2% in the third quarter of 2015. Parent company Lagardere blamed the drop in part on lower e-book sales and a stronger publication schedule in the same period in 2014.

  • Q3 Down at HMH Trade Group

    Sales at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s trade publishing division fell 7% in the third quarter ended September 30, 2015 and net income dropped to $164,000 from $3.5 million in the third quarter of 2014.

  • Earnings Tumble at HarperCollins

    Lower e-book sales were the major factor in the publisher's rough financial quarter, which ended September 30. In the period, HC saw its EBITDA drop by 24%. Although sale rose slightly, they would have been down without the purchase of Harlequin.

  • Sales, Earnings Up at Simon & Schuster

    Revenue at the Big Five house increased 2% in the third quarter, rising to $203 million. Bestselling adult titles in the quarter included 'The Survivor' by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills, and this year's Pulitzer Prize-winner for fiction, Anthony Doerr's 'All the Light We Cannot See.'

  • Six Months Sales Up at Bloomsbury, But Earnings Dip

    Revenue at Bloomsbury Publishing rose 13% in the six months ended August 31, 2015 compared to the same period a year ago, but pretax profit dipped to £342,000 from £509,000.

  • Amazon Beats Third Quarter Estimates

    Amazon did better than analysts had been expecting in the third quarter, posting net income of $79 million while total sales jumped 23% to $25.4 billion.

  • Bestsellers Offset Weak E-book Sales at Penguin Random House

    A number of big bestsellers helped to offset 'weaker' e-book sales in the third quarter, Pearson reported.

  • AAP Monthly Statshot, June 2015

    Sales in the adult trade segment were up 3.1% in the first six months of 2015 over 2014, while sales of children’s/young adult books fell 12.3% in the same period, according to figures released by the Association of American Publishers‘ StatShot program.

  • EDC Second Quarter Sales Jump 85%

    Led by a 152% jump in sales in its home business division, total revenue at Educational Development Corp. rose 85% in the second quarter ended August 31, 2015 over last year’s second period.

  • Adult Trade Sales Up in Six Months, Kids Down

    Sales in the adult trade segment were up 3.1% in the first six months of 2015 over 2014, while sales of children’s/young adult books fell 12.3% in the same period, according to figures released by the Association of American Publishers StatShot program.

  • Industry Stocks: September 2015 Performances

    The Publishers Weekly Stock Index slipped 2.5% in September, a slightly worse performance than the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which dipped 1.5% in the month.

  • Lackluster First Quarter for Scholastic

    Revenue for the first quarter ended August 31 inched up 0.3%, to $191.2 million, over the first period of fiscal 2015 at Scholastic. The net loss increased to $49.4 million from $34.1 million a year ago.

  • Cairns Out, Montgomery Up at Publishing Technology

    Publishing Technology has announced that CEO Michael Cairns has stepped down, effective immediately after the Board projected a net loss for the year.

  • Sales Down, Losses Up at Barnes & Noble

    Total revenue at Barnes & Noble fell 1.5% in the first quarter ended August 1, 2015, to $1.2 billion, compared to last year’s first period and the net loss increased to $34.9 million from $28.4 million.

  • McGraw-Hill Education to Go Public

    McGraw-Hill Education confirmed Friday that it plans to go public, approximately three years after the private equity firm, the Apollo Group, acquired the educational publishing giant.

  • Monthly StatShot, May 2015

    May was a bad month for publishers, with sales down in most of the major categories compared to the same month last year.

  • Industry Stocks: August Performances

    Although only one of the 12 companies on the Publishers Weekly Stock Index saw an increase in its stock price in August, the PWSI managed to post a smaller loss than the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

  • EDC Has Record Revenue

    Revenue at Educational Development Corp. jumped 205% in August over August 2014, hitting just over $5 million.

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