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  • 'Cursed Child' Drives Big Gains in Scholastic's Trade Group

    Sales of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' helped add almost $70 million to Scholastic’s trade division in the quarter ended August 31, and drove a 104% jump in revenue in the company’s children’s book publishing and distribution group.

  • Trade Book Sales Down in Q1 of 2016

    According to figures released by the AAP's StatShot program, sales of adult books fell 10.3% and sales of children's/YA titles fell 2.1%, compared to the same period last year.

  • Sales at B&N Down Over 6% in Q1

    In its first earnings release since firing CEO Ron Boire last month, Barnes & Noble reported that sales fell 6.6% in its first quarter of 2017, which ended July 30.

  • Sales of Print Books Tumble at Wiley

    Sales of print books took a beating at John Wiley in the first quarter ended July 31. The biggest decline was in the higher education segment, where sales of printed textbooks dropped 31%.

  • Industry Stocks: August 2016 Performances

    The Publishers Weekly Stock Index inched up 0.5% in August, besting the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which had a 0.2% dip in the month. However, without the $10.35-per-share increase posted by Amazon, the PWSI would have fallen 2.4%. There were five winners and five losers in the month.

  • The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending August 28, 2015

    PW's weekly look at print book sales powered by Nielsen Bookscan.

  • A Rough Six Months for Big Book Publishers

    In the first half of 2016, five major publishers all saw sales drop.

  • Sales, Earnings Fell by Double-Digits at PRH

    A decline in e-book sales plus the lack of a mega-bestseller led to sales and earnings both falling by just over 10% at Penguin Random House in the first six months of 2016.

  • Indigo Posts More Sales Gains

    First quarter sales at the Canadian chain rose 4.4% led by strong comp store sales improvement.

  • Quarto Has Good First Half Results

    Helped by solid contribution from its U.S. division, revenue at Quarto Group rose 8% in the first half of 2016 over the comparable period in 2015.

  • Sales, Earnings Dropped at HC in Fiscal 2016

    HarperCollins posted a strong fourth quarter, but sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 fell 1% from fiscal 2015 and earnings declined 16%.

  • Industry Stocks: July 2016 Performances

    With eight of the 10 companies listed on the Publishers Weekly Stock Index posting increases in their stock prices in July, the PWSI rose 5.8% in the month, beating the 2.8% increase turned in by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

  • Regnery Has Mixed Second Quarter

    Second quarter revenue rose but earnings dropped in Salem Media Group's publishing division, home to Regnery Publishing. After the quarter, Salem reported that it the bought assets of Hillcrest Media, which provides services to self-publishers.

  • Trade Sales Up at HMH, But Profit Dips

    Revenue in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s trade publishing segment rose 3.2% in the second quarter ended May 31, 2016 over the comparable period in 2015. Adjusted EBITDA fell to $322,000 from $412,000 in the second quarter of 2015.

  • PRH Had 'Solid' First Half, Pearson Says

    Pearson, which has a 47% stake in Penguin Random House, reported that Increased benefits from the integration of Penguin and Random House offset "reduced demand" for e-books.

  • HBG Reports Earnings Jump Despite Sales Drop

    Sales for the first six months of 2016 fell 6.6% at Hachette Book Group compared to the first six months of 2015, but earnings rose 180%.

  • Amazon Steams Ahead

    Total revenue at Amazon rose 31% in the second quarter of 2016 and profits jumped.

  • S&S Profits Up But Sales Slip

    Second quarter revenue fell 6.0% at Simon & Schuster compared to the second period of 2015, but operating income rose 4.0%.

  • Trade Sales Mixed in February

    Sales of adult books fell again in February, while sales in the children's/young adult category rebounded, according to figures released Tuesday by the AAP.

  • Scholastic Posts Solid Fiscal 2016 Results

    Led by a 14% increase in revenue in its trade division, total sales at Scholastic rose 2% in the fiscal year ended May 31, 2016 over fiscal 2015.

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