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  • Harlequin Results Down; Sale to Close in Days

    With Harlequin’s sale to HarperCollins expected to be completed before the end of the week, the publisher reported a decline in sales and earnings in the second quarter of 2014.

  • Kids' Drive Penguin Random House

    Pearson said that it booked adjusted operating profit of 18 million pounds for its 47% stake in Penguin Random House compared to 28 million pounds in the first six months of 2013.

  • Scholastic Completes Solid Fiscal 2014

    Total revenue at Scholastic rose 2% in the fiscal year ended May 31, 2014, to $1.82 billion, and operating income fell 7% to $63.1 million.

  • A Loss for Amazon

    Amazon sales in the second quarter rose 23%, to $19.34 billion, in line with analysts' expectations, but the net loss of $126 million was deeper than expected.

  • Monthly StatShot, March 2014

    The first quarter of 2014 was a mixed period for the book industry, based on sales reports from the 1,218 publishers that take part in AAP’s StatShot program.

  • E-book Sales Rose 4% in First Quarter

    Trade e-book sales rose 4.3% in the first quarter of 2014 to $387.9 million, according to AAP's monthly StatShot report.

  • First Quarter Results Jump at EDC

    Revenue at Educational Development Corp. rose 20%, to $7.2 million, in the first quarter ended May 31, 2014 compared to the first period of fiscal 2014. Earnings in the period jumped to $239,700 from $66,600 in last year's first quarter.

  • PWSI Down 10.2% In 2014 to Date

    Amazon is receiving lots of bad press in its dispute with Hachette Book Group, but executives and investors are likely more concerned that its stock price has been slipping since the beginning of the year.

  • The World's 56 Largest Book Publishers, 2014

    International wheeling and dealing has had little impact on the standing of the world's largest publishers.

  • Industry Sales Flat in 2013; Trade Dropped 2.3%

    Industry sales were just about flat in 2013, falling by less than 1%, to $27.01 billion, from $27.12 billion in 2012.

  • AAP, BISG End BookStats Agreement

    BookStats, the statistics program formed out of agreement between the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group, will not have a fifth year, at least not in its present form.

  • Sales, Earnings Up in Fiscal '14 at Wiley

    John Wiley & Sons reported that revenue for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2014 rose 1%, to $1.78 billion, and operating income increased 4% to $206.7 million.

  • Sales Up at EDC, Earnings Fall

    Revenues at Educational Development Corp. rose 2% in the fiscal year ended February 28, 2014, hitting $26.1 million, although accounting items dropped net earnings to $357,600 from $802,900 in fiscal 2013.

  • Industry Stocks: May Performances

    Both the Publishers Weekly Stock Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out lackluster gains of 0.8% in May.

  • Source Interlink to Close

    As reported by "Folio," the nation's number two magazine distributor is shutting down.

  • Flat Quarter for Books-A-Million

    Revenue at Books-A-Million inched up 0.2% in the first quarter ended May 3, 2014, to $103.8 million, compared to the year earlier period.

  • Sales Rise, Earnings Dip at Bloomsbury

    Revenue at U.K.-based Bloomsbury rose 11% in the fiscal year ended February 28, 2014, to £109.5 million, compared to the previous year. Operating profit dipped to £7.7 million from £7.8 million.

  • First Quarter Sales Slipped at Lagardere

    First quarter sales at Lagardère Publishing fell 6.2%, to 393 million euros compared to the first period ended March 31, 2013.

  • AAP Monthly Statshot, January 2014

    Led by a 65.1% increase in e-book sales, January sales jumped 43.7% in the children’s/young adult category compared to January 2013, according to figures in AAP’s StatShot program.

  • For Publishers, A Quiet Start to 2014

    In an unusual occurrence, last week five companies with significant trade publishing operations all reported results for the three months ended Mar. 31, 2104.

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