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  • Slumping E-books Lead to Sales Decline at HBG

    First quarter sales at Hachette Book Group USA fell 12.3% compared to the first first period of 2014. A decline in e-book sales was a major reason for the drop.

  • AAP Monthly StatShot, January 2015

    Sales of adult trade books rose 7.3% in January 2015, compared to January 2014, according to AAP’s StatShot program.

  • Acquisition Charges Lead to Loss at Courier

    Courier's net loss increased to $15.5 million from $3.4 million in last year’s second quarter due in large part to a $10 million termination fee to Quad/Graphics for calling off Quad’s proposed acquisition.

  • Profits Up, Sales Down in S&S First Quarter

    Simon & Schuster sales fell 5% in the first quarter ended March 31, 2015, to $145 million, but operating profit rose 9% to $12 million.

  • Good Start for HMH Trade

    Sales in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s trade division rose 5% in the first quarter ended March 31, 2105 over the first quarter of 2014 and the loss was trimmed.

  • Harlequin Purchase Drives HC Results

    Third quarter sales and earnings at HarperCollins rose 14% and 6%, respectively. Excluding the Harlequin purchase, however, results were down.

  • AAP Revises January Trade Sales

    Due to some reporting problems with the January data in the trade segment, the AAP has issued revised sales for the adult and children’s/young adult categories.

  • Industry Stocks: April Performances

    The Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose 5.8% in April with the gains due almost entirely to Amazon.

  • Mixed January for Trade Sales

    Sales of adult trade books rose 0.6% in January 2015, compared to January 2014, according to AAP’s StatShot program. Meanwhile, sales of children’s/young adult books slipped 1.6%.

  • Juvenile Book Sales Plummet

    With no new hits, sales of juvenile fiction print books fell 46% last week compared to the same week in 2014, while sales of juvenile nonfiction dropped 39%.

  • Amazon Has First Quarter Net Loss

    Amazon had a first quarter net loss of $57 million, despite a 15% sales increase, to $22.72 billion.

  • Book, Magazine Sales Dipped at BAM

    The sale of books and magazines fell by about $3 million in 2014 compared to 2013 at Books-A-Million, the retailer disclosed in its recently filed 10-K report.

  • February Bookstore Sales Dropped 2.2%

    According to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, bookstore sales fell 2.2% in February compared to February 2014, dropping to $716 million.

  • Print Units Rose 3% in the First Quarter

    Unit sales of print books rose 3% in the quarter ended April 5, 2015, compared to the first quarter of 2014, at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan.

  • McGraw-Hill Global Education Posts Small 2014 Profit

    McGraw-Hill Global Education had net income of $3.8 million last year compared to a loss of $89.4 million in 2013. Sales rose 4%.

  • Canadian Book Sales Dipped in 2014

    Print book sales in Canada last year remained even at 52 million total units, but the total dollar value was down by about C$16 million to C$934 million compared to 2013, according to a new report from BookNet Canada.

  • Industry Stocks: March Performances

    After the stock prices of all 13 companies on the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose in February, there was much more of a split verdict in March, when prices rose at seven companies but fell at six.

  • Deals Drove Growth at Penguin Random House

    Total revenue at Penguin Random House rose 25.2% in 2014 to 3.32 billion euros, while EBITDA increased 24.5% to 452 million euros.

  • BAM Posts 2014 Profit on 0.8% Sales Gain

    With comp store sales up 0.4% in the year, total revenue at Books-A-Million rose 0.8% over the previous year.

  • Charges Lead to Loss at Scholastic; Sales Up

    Revenue at Scholastic rose 2% in the third quarter, but a number of one-time charges led to a net loss of $22.1 million compared to a loss of $12.1 million in last year’s third quarter.

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