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  • Book Clubs Boost Scholastic in Q2

    Led by a 14% increase in its children’s book publishing and distribution business, revenue at Scholastic rose 7% in the second quarter ended November 30, 2014 compared to the same period last year.

  • Soft September for Adult Trade

    Sales in the adult trade segment fell 11.8% in the month, compared to September 2013.

  • Wiley Quarterly Results Up; Details Book Reorg

    Revenue at John Wiley rose to $477 million in the second quarter ended October 31, 2014, from $449 million in the comparable period in 2013.

  • Industry Stocks: November Performances

    With the stock prices up at nine companies in the month, the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose 6.5% in November.

  • Units Rose 5% over Thanksgiving

    Print unit sales rose 5% in the week ended November 30, 2014 compared to Thanksgiving week in 2013 at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan.

  • EDC Posts Record Sales Quarter

    Revenue in the third quarter ended November 30, 2014 hit $10.9 million at Educational Development Corp., the highest quarterly sales ever recorded.

  • Sales Rose 1% at Books-A-Million

    Revenue at Books-A-Million rose 1.3%, to $101.2 million, compared to the third quarter last year, while the net loss stayed at $6.9 million.

  • Perseus Caps Eventful Year with Strong Results

    In the fiscal year ended September 30, the Perseus Books Group had strong financial results, CEO David Steinberger wrote to employees in his letter reviewing the last 12 months.

  • FastPencil Hurts Courier's Earnings in Fiscal 2014

    Courier Corp. finished the fiscal year ended September 27, 2014 with a 5% increase in sales, to $283.3 million, although net income fell to $7.8 million from $11.2 million in fiscal 2013.

  • Trade Sales Rose in August

    Sales of adult trade books rose 1.8% in August, over August 2013, while sales in the children’s/young adult category jumped 20.9%, according to the AAP’s monthly StatShot program.

  • HBG Sales Fell 18% in Third Quarter

    Third quarter sales at Hachette Book Group USA fell 18.5% in the period ended September 30, 2014 compared to the third quarter of 2013, parent company Lagardere reported.

  • Stirring Things Up

    HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster had a busy few days last week: the two companies announced their quarterly earnings, received words of encouragement from their corporate owners, and made changes in their Canadian operations.

  • Industry Stocks: October Performances

    Although stock prices rose at eight of the 13 companies listed on the Publishers Weekly Stock Index, the PWSI dropped 1.5% in October, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2%.

  • Quarterly Earnings Flat at S&S, Sales Dropped 11%

    Faced with a difficult comparison to last year's third quarter, sales at Simon & Schuster fell 11% in the third period ended September 30, 2014, compared to the same period last year.

  • Sales Up, Earnings Down at HMH Trade

    Sales at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s trade segment rose 1.5% in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year, rising to $46.5 million. Adjusted EBITDA , however, dropped 16.3% to $7.2 million.

  • Harlequin, Divergent Drive HarperCollins

    The purchase of Harlequin, combined with the continuing strong sales of the Divergent series, resulted in a 24% sales increase at HarperCollins in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, which ended September 30.

  • Quarterly Sales Inched Up at Quarto

    The company reported that third quarter revenue for the period ended September 30, 2014, rose to $54.5 million, from $54.2 million in the comparable quarter in 2013.

  • Monthly StatShot, July 2014

    Sales of adult trade books were down 2.2% in the first seven months of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, while sales in the children’s/YA segment rose 25.8%, according to AAP’s monthly StatShot program.

  • Children's Sales Stay Hot in July

    Sales of adult books were down 2.2% in the first seven months of 2014, while the children's segment seems headed for a banner year with sales up 25.8% through July.

  • Big Losses, Big Questions for Amazon

    Amazon's release of its third quarter financial results Thursday afternoon gave analysts and investors lots to think about as the giant e-tailer posted a large quarterly loss, forecast the possibility of a loss for the fourth quarter and had slowing growth in its media segment.

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