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  • Industry Stocks: February Performances

  • Nebraska Book Co. Has Improved Third Quarter

    The Nebraska Book Company reported that revenue for the third quarter rose 10.7% over the comparable period in 2013, citing higher textbook rentals for the improved results.

  • Pearson Earns £69M in 2014 from Penguin Random Stake

    Pearson reported 2014 earnings of £69 million, after taxes, from its 47% stake in Penguin Random House. For the year Pearson reported total revenues of £4.8 billion and operating earnings of £720 million.

  • HMH Trade Ended 2014 with a Loss

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s trade division sales fell 4% in 2014 and it had a $2.9 million net loss in 2014 compared to net income of $6.5 million in 2013.

  • Sales, Earnings Fell at S&S in 2014

    Revenue at Simon & Schuster declined 3.8%, to $778 million, in 2014 while operating profit dropped 5.6%, to $101 million.

  • Big Drop in E-book Sales Led to Soft 2014 at HBG

    A stronger publishing lineup in 2013 and problems caused by the standoff with Amazon over sales terms resulted in a 4.8% decline in sales for the year at Hachette Book Group USA.

  • Rowman & Littlefield Has Record Year

    Acquisitions helped boost revenue at Rowman & Littlefield by 18 percent in 2014, CEO Jed Lyons reported. Sales at its affiliated company, National Book Network, were about even with 2013.

  • AAP Monthly StatShot, November 2014

  • Industry Stocks: January Performances

  • Harlequin Purchase Lifts Harper

    Driven by its acquisition of Harlequin, revenue rose 20% at HarperCollins in the second quarter ended December 31, 2014 over the comparable period in fiscal 2014, hitting $469 million.

  • Trade Sales Mixed in November

    Sales of adult trade books fell 7.8% in November compared to November 2013, while sales in the children/young adult segment rose 14.1%, according to AAP’s StatShot statistics program.

  • Indigo Third Quarter Profits Soar

    Earnings at Indigo Books & Music for the third quarter ended December 27, 2014 hit C$33 million compared to C$8.5 million in the same period in 2013.

  • Amazon Lost $241 Million on $88 Billion in Sales

    For the full year, sales increased 20% to $88.99 billion at Amazon, but the company had a net loss in the year of $241 million compared with net income of $274 million in 2013.

  • AAP Monthly StatShot, October 2014

    Led by gains in print formats, sales of adult trade books rose 10.9% in October over October 2013, according to figures released in AAP’s monthly StatShot program.

  • Print Drives October Sales Gains

    Led by strong gains in print formats, sales of adult trade books rose 10.9% in October over October 2013, while sales of children/young adult sales increased 16.5%, according to figures released in AAP’s monthly StatShot program.

  • Industry Stocks Struggled in 2014

    Despite another year of strong gains for the stock market, the Publishers Weekly Stock Index fell 13.6% in 2014 (relative to 2013), as only five of the 13 companies on the PWSI had an increase in their share price.

  • 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.

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