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  • Adult Books Sales Fell in First Half of 2016

    Sales of adult trade books dropped 2.8% in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to figures released by the Association of American Publishers. Sales in the children’s/young adult segment, meanwhile, rose 0.9% in the same period.

  • Hachette Book Group Sees Revenue Up Over 12% in Q3

    The 12.9% gain in the quarter at HBG USA excludes results from the Perseus publishing group, which Hachette bought in March. HBG CEO Michael Pietsch said the purchase had a "sizable" and "positive" impact on the house's top line.

  • Indigo Sales Rise 5.4%

    With revenue up 5.4% in the quarter ended Oct. 1, 2016 over the same period a year ago, Indigo CEO Heather Reisman said she is feeling confident about prospects for the holiday season.

  • Earnings Up at HC in Q1, Despite Sales Decline

    First quarter earnings for the period ended September 30, rose 14% over the comparable quarter a year ago at HarperCollins, although revenue dropped 5%.

  • Industry Stocks: October 2016 Performances

    CBS, parent company of Simon & Schuster, was the only company on the Publishers Weekly Stock Index to have an increase in its stock price in October.

  • Trade Unit Bright Spot for HMH

    Sales in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's trade division rose 5.9% in the the third quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to a year ago. With sales in the education group down, total revenue at HMH dropped 7% in the quarter.

  • Sales, Earnings Rise at S&S in Q3

    Revenue increased 11% in the third quarter of 2016 at Simon & Schuster, while and earnings rose by $1 million, to $44 million.

  • Despite Big Earnings Gain, Amazon Disappoints in Q3

    Operating income rose 42% in the third quarter of 2016, over last year, but the increase was less than analysts had been expecting. Total sales rose 29%.

  • EDC Faces Falling Profits in Q2, As It Invests to Meet Demand

    Although Educational Development Corp. saw its revenue soar in the last 18 months—in Q2 sales jumped 105%—investments made to meet rising demand led to a decline in profit in the quarter.

  • AAP Reports Uptick in Trade Sales for May

    Sales of adult trade books rose 8.9% this May, over May 2015, according to figures released by the Association of American Publishers in its StatShot program.

  • Industry Stocks: September 2016 Performances

    The Publishers Weekly Stock Index increased 5.9% in September, but that gain was due almost entirely to the jump in the share price of Amazon, which rose $68.15 to close the month 8.9% ahead of its price at the end of August.

  • '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.

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