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  • 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.

  • Industry Stocks: September Performances

    September was a bad month for the Publishers Weekly Stock Index, with only two of the 13 companies on the PWSI seeing an increase in their stock prices.

  • AAP Monthly StatShot, May 2014

    With the notable exceptions of audio downloads and children’s/YA, sales were down through May compared to the first five months of 2013, based on figures supplied to the AAP by 1,209 publishers for its StatShot program.

  • Scholastic Has Higher Sales, Bigger Loss

    Revenue at Scholastic hit $283.8 million in the first quarter ended Aug. 31, 2014. This figure is up 3% over the same period a year ago. The net loss increased to $34.1 million from $29.9 million.

  • AAP Numbers Show Drop in Book Sales for May

    Book sales fell 1.6% in May, to $1.09 billion, compared to the same month last year. However, sales rose 2.3%, to $4.29 billion, for the first five months of the year, as compared to same period in 2013, according to the AAP’s monthly StatShot program.

  • Sales Up, Earnings Down at Wiley

    John Wiley reported that revenue for the first quarter ended July 31, 2014 rose 6.6%, to $437.6 million, while net income fell to $33.6 million from $35.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

  • Industry Stocks: August Performances

    With stock prices rising at eight companies and falling at five, the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose 5.5% in August, beating the increase in the Dow Jones Industrial Average by more than two percentage points.

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