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  • The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending January 8, 2017

    Unit sales of print books declined 5% in the week ended Jan. 8, 2017, compared to the similar week in 2016, at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan.

  • Industry Stocks Were Mixed in 2016

    In a boom year for the stock market, which included a 13.4% gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose 11%.

  • Holiday Comp Sales Fell 9% at B&N

    With store traffic failing to significantly improve after the election, Barnes & Noble's sales did not meet expectations over the holiday period.

  • A Dull Holiday Season?

    Without a hot book or hot category—like last year's adult coloring book phenomenon—unit sales of print books have fallen 6% since Thanksgiving compared to the same period in 2015.

  • Australian Publishing Is Losing the Copyright Fight

    Among the key proposals made by the Australia Productivity Commission is backing the call for ending restrictions on parallel book imports before the end of 2017.

  • 'Cursed Child' Boosts Kids' July Sales

    The July publication of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' helped raise sales in the children's/young adult segment 31.1% in July over a year ago. July sales of adult books fell.

  • European Publishers Sold $23.3 Billion in Books in 2015

    The 28 countries that are members of the EU generated €22.3 billion ($23.36 billion) in total annual sales in 2015, up slightly from €22 billion in 2014, according to a new report by the Federation of European Publishers.

  • Potter Lifts Scholastic Results

    Trade sales in the quarter ended November 30, 2016 jumped 60% at Scholastic over the comparable period a year ago, led by the market strength of several Harry Potter titles.

  • Publishing Revenue Fell 7% at Wiley

    Sales in John Wiley's newly-created publishing segment fell 7% in the second quarter ended October 31, 2016 compared to a year ago. Book sales fell 9% in the quarter.

  • Industry Stocks: November 2016 Performances

    The Publishers Weekly Stock Index fell 3.8% in November as the share prices of five companies on the PWSI fell in the month and prices of another five rose.

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