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  • 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.

  • Units Rose 5% over Thanksgiving

    Print unit sales rose 5% in the week ended November 30, 2014 compared to Thanksgiving week in 2013 at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan.

  • EDC Posts Record Sales Quarter

    Revenue in the third quarter ended November 30, 2014 hit $10.9 million at Educational Development Corp., the highest quarterly sales ever recorded.

  • 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.

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