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  • Soft July for Trade Sales

    Sales in the children’s/young adult segment fell 36.8% in July, compared to same period a year ago, according to figures release by the AAP. The decline is due, in large part, to the fact that July 2017 did not see a hit like July 2016, when 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' was dominating bestseller lists.

  • Q3 Sales Dip at HBG

    Sales at Hachette Book Group fell 2.8% in the third quarter ended September 30, but were still up 2.2% for the first nine months of 2017.

  • Publishing Sales Down at Salem Media

    Third quarter sales in Salem Media Group's publishing division, which includes Regnery Press and two self-publishing businesses, fell 20.7%, compared to the third quarter of 2016.

  • Sales, Earnings Rise at HarperCollins

    Revenue at HarperCollins rose 3% in the quarter ended September 30, compared to the same quarter a year ago. Earnings at the publisher, according parent company News Corp, increased 4%.

  • Quarto Says Profits Will Miss 2017 Target

    The Quarto Group issued its second profit update of 2017, stating this morning that despite improved sales in the second half of the year, the publisher’s pre-tax profits will be “significantly lower than board expectations.”

  • Industry Stocks: October 2017 Performances

    Led by big gains for three companies, the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose 12.2% in October.

  • Print, Audio Drive Gains at S&S in Q3

    Simon & Schuster saw sales of print books post gains while sales of downloadable audio rose about 25% in the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. E-book sales fell again.

  • With Strong Q3, HMH Trade Sales Continue to Roll

    Sales in the period for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's trade group rose 11.7%, over the comparable period in 2016. The publisher said the gain was thanks, in large part, to a jump in sales of both print and digital books. Sales in HMH's education segment fell by $6 million.

  • Adult Trade, Children's Categories Posted Six-Month Gains

    Sales of adult trade book rose 3.1% in the first six months of 2017 over the comparable period in 2016, according to figures released by the AAP. Sales of children’s/young adult books increased 4.5% over the first half of 2016.

  • Whole Foods Adds Nearly $1.3 Billion to Amazon

    In addition to adding $1.28 billion in revenue from its August purchase of the grocery chain, online sales at Amazon rose 22% in the third quarter over the comparable period a year ago.

  • Bloomsbury Poised for Good Year

    Led by strong sales in its children's group, where the sale of Harry Potter titles drove a 40% gain, total revenue at the U.K.-based company jumped 15% in the six months ended August 31.

  • Sales Slip at EDC, But Profits Jump

    Educational Development Corp., which has had explosive sales growth over the last two years, saw sales fall 6.6% in the second quarter ended August 31. Net income, however, tripled.

  • PRH Nine-Month Sales 'Down Slightly,' Pearson Says

    Pearson attributed the small sales decline to what are now familiar trends--stable sales of print and audio offset by modest declines in e-book sales.

  • Industry Stocks: September 2017 Performances

    The Publishers Weekly Stock Index fell 2.3% in September, underperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which rose 2.1%.

  • E-book Sales Up in in May, for First Time in Two Years

    E-book sales at trade houses rose 2.4% in May 2017 for the first time since 2015, according to new figures released by the Association of American Publishers.

  • With No Potter, Sales Plunged at Scholastic in Q1

    A 52% decline in Scholastic's children’s book publishing group was blamed on the absence of a major bestseller. In fiscal 2017, the publisher's sales were driven by 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,' which was released during the first quarter of last year.

  • AAP Reports Downturn in Trade Sales for April 2017

    Due to declining e-book sales and a major drop-off in mass market, sales of adult books and children's books were down in April.

  • Weak Print Sales Limit Sales Gains at Wiley

    A drop in print revenue in John Wiley's publishing group was offset by increases in the company's other to operating divisions, leading to a 2% sales rise in the quarter ended July 31, 2017, over the comparable period last year.

  • Sales at B&N Down More Than 6% in Q1 of 2018

    In reporting its first quarter results of the 2018 fiscal year, Barnes & Noble announced sales of $853.3 million, down from $913.9 million in the same period a year ago.

  • Industry Stocks: August Performances

    With the Dow Jones Industrial Average almost flat in August, the Publishers Weekly Stock Index fell 1.7% during the month. Only one company on the PWSI, Educational Development Corp., had an increase in its share price.

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