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    March bookstore sales increased 12.5% over a year ago, contributing to a 16% gain in the first quarter of 2022 over the comparable period in 2021. The $1.99 billion in 2022 first quarter sales, however, was 2.5% below the first period of 2019.

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    Higher manufacturing and freight costs, and ongoing supply chain and inflationary pressures, resulted in a 16% drop in earnings at HarperCollins for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. Sales rose 5%.

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    Amazon reported a net loss of $3.8 billion in the first quarter of 2022 as online sales fell 3%, to $51.1 billion.

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  • Sourcebooks Has Record First Quarter Sales

    Widespread changes made last year to such things as its supply chain, remote work, and efforts to reach consumers led to a point-of-purchase print unit sales increase of 36% at Sourcebooks in the first quarter of 2022 over the comparable period in 2021.

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