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  • 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.

  • EDC Has Another Record Quarter

    Revenue jumped 137% in the first quarter ended May 31, over the comparable period last year, at Educational Development Corp.

  • Publishing Sales Dipped in 2015

    Final estimates released this morning by the Association of American Publishers show that total industry sales dipped 0.6% in 2015 compared to 2014, falling to $27.78 billion, from $27.96 billion in 2014.

  • At Bankruptcy Hearing, Hastings Finds Some Hope

    Wednesday, at a hearing in its bankruptcy proceedings, the retailer won a short extension in the amount of time it has to find a buyer.

  • Publishing Industry Stocks Have Modest Six-Month Gain

    Barnes & Noble was the top performer on the Publishers Weekly Stock Index.

  • AAP Reports Book Sales Down in January

    The two major trade segments--adult and children's/YA--had a slow start to the year, according to the Association of American Publishers' StatShot program.

  • B&N Sales Dropped 3.1% in Fiscal 2016

    Lower sales in its Nook division, a dip in sales at, and store closures combined to leave Barnes & Noble with a 3.1% decline in fiscal 2016. The retailer reported a net loss of $24.4 million for the year.

  • Wiley Touts Digital Progess in Down Fiscal 2016

    Sales and earnings fell in fiscal 2016 at John Wiley as the company continued its transition to a digital knowledge and learning company.

  • Industry Stocks: May 2016 Performances

    With Amazon’s stock price closing at a 52-week high of $722.79 on May 31, the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose 6.9% in the month.

  • EDC Posts a 59% Earnings Jump in Record Fiscal 2016

    Total revenue soared 95% in the fiscal year ended February 29, 2016 at Educational Development Corp. over fiscal 2015, to $63.6 million, and net earnings jumped to $2.1 million from $859,200 a year earlier.

  • Off Strong Year-End, Bloomsbury Unveils Major Resctructuring

    Bloomsbury Publishing reported an 11% increase in both sales and profits in the fiscal year ended February 28, 2016. It also announced that it was accelerating its plan to shift its focus from the consumer to non-consumer area.

  • Sales Down, Profits Up at HBG

    Revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016 fell 10.3% at Hachette Book Group, compared to the same period last year, parent company Lagardere reported.

  • Industry Stocks: April Performances

    A $1 billion profit in its first quarter led to a surge in Amazon’s stock price at the end of April, giving the online giant a 11.1% increase in its share price last month.

  • Sales, Earnings Drop at HarperCollins

    Revenue fell 11% in the quarter ended March 31, 2016 compared to the period ended March 31, 2015 and earnings tumbles 36%, to $36 million. E-book sales were down.

  • Slow Start for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade

    Sales in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's trade division fell 7.3% in the first quarter and its loss rose.

  • S&S Sees Earnings Gain, But Flat Sales, in Q1

    Simon & Schuster reported revenue of $145 million in the first quarter of 2016, flat with revenue in the same period in 2015. Operating income rose 8%.

  • Amazon Posts a $1 Billion Profit

    Helped by a strong performance in its cloud services group, Amazon reported an operating profit of $1.1 billion in the first quarter ended March 31, 2016 compared to $255 million in the 2015 first quarter.

  • Industry Sales Fell 2.6% in 2015

    In the AAP's first report on 2015 results, the organization found that industry sales fell 2.6% in the year compared to 2014. The figures reflect sales reported by 1,205 publishers to AAP’s StatShot program.

  • PW Stock Index Rallies in March

    All 10 companies listed on the Publishers Weekly Stock Index saw an increase in share price in March, pushing the index up 8.5%.

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