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  • B&N Gets Ready For Its Next Act

    Cutting Nook, revamping, and opening concept stores are priorities for fiscal 2017.

  • With Earnings Up in Q3, B&N States Plan to Open New Concept Stores

    Although revenue at Barnes & Noble fell 1.8% in the third quarter, net income increased 11.2%. While delivering its latest earnings report, the retailer also said it is planning to open four new concept stores by April 2017.

  • E-book Sales Tumbled in October

    Sales of adult e-books dropped 22.0% in the month, compared to same period last year, according to figures released by the Association of American Publishers through its StatShot program.

  • Profits Jump at Penguin Random House

    Pearson reported that its share of adjusted operating profit from Penguin Random House rose 30% in 2015 over 2014, hitting 90 million pounds from 69 million pounds in 2014.

  • HMH Trade Sales Up, But Loss Widens

    Revenue in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade division rose 1%, to $164.9 million, in 2015, but its net loss increased to $7.1 million from $2.9 million in 2014.

  • Profits at S&S Up Nearly 13% in 2015

    Simon & Schuster finished 2015 with a $2 million increase in revenue over 2014, with operating income up 12.9% to $114 million.

  • HBG Rebounds in Fourth Quarter

    A 15% increase in fourth quarter sales enabled Hachette Book Group to finish 2015 with only a slight decline in revenue for the full year. An increase in the sales of print books almost offset declines of e-book sales.

  • PW Stock Index Drops 12% in January

    The combination of a weak market and investors’ disappointment regarding a fourth-quarter report from Amazon drove down many publishing industry stocks in January.

  • Second Quarter Results Down at HarperCollins

    Revenue dropped 5% at HarperCollins in the second quarter, compared to the same period last year. The publisher reported being hurt by lower e-book sales and a drop-off in the popularity of its Divergent series.

  • Amazon Sales Top $100 Billion

    Total revenue at Amazon hit $107 billion in 2015, a 20% increase over sales in 2014. Operating income jumped to $2.2 billion in the year, from $178 million in 2014.

  • Sales of Adult Trade Up, Kids Down Through September

    Sales of adult trade books rose 2.9% in the first nine months of 2015, according to figures released by the AAP. Sales in the children’s/young adult segment for the nine-month period were down 7.4%, but slipped only 0.6% in September.

  • Scholastic Terminates 'Dutch Auction'

    The slumping stock market has led Scholastic to cancel its “Dutch auction” in which it planned to buy up to $200 million of its common stock from shareholders.

  • EDC Touts Another Record-Breaking Quarter

    Earnings jumped 139% in the third quarter at the publisher, with profits hitting $1.2 million and revenue rising to $24.4 million.

  • Amazon, EDC Drive Big Jump in Publishing Industry Stocks

    The Publishers Weekly Stock Index jumped 59.2% in 2015 over 2014, propelled in part by a huge boost from Amazon.

  • Print Books Having Good Finish to Solid Year

    The book business looks ready to mark a second consecutive year of unit growth of print books. With one week to go in the year, unit sales of print books were up 2.8% compared to the same period in 2014.

  • AAP Reports Trade Sales Down in August

    Sales fell 11.3% in the adult books segment compared to August 2014 and sales in the children's/young adult category dropped 5.8%, according to AAP's monthly StatShot report.

  • Scholastic Second Quarter Results Fall

    The negative impact of foreign exchange was a key factor in dropping revenue at Scholastic in Q2. For the period ended November 30, compared to the same stretch a year ago, revenue fell to $601.8 million, down from $611.1 million.

  • Earnings Down at B&N Education on Small Sales Gain

    Second quarter net income fell 9.5% at Barnes & Noble Education on a 0.6% increase in revenue. Comp sales fell 3.0%.

  • Bad Quarter for Wiley

    Revenue at John Wiley dropped 9%, to $433.4 million, in the second quarter ended October 31, 2015, and net income decreased 19%, to $43.6 million.

  • Sales at Fell 22%

    Due in part to problems with its relaunch in the summer, sales at fell 22% in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 compared to the same period in fiscal 2015, Barnes & Noble reported.

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