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  • 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.

  • Profits at PRH Rise, on Small Sales Gain, in First Half of 2017

    Strong print and audio sales at Penguin Random House countered soft e-book sales to increase revenue 1.1% in the first half of the year. Earnings at the publisher rose 11.4%.

  • Despite a Lift in Sales, B&NE Sees Losses Jump in Q1

    The February 2017 acquisition of MBS was the major driver of a 48.7% jump in sales at Barnes & Noble Education in the quarter ended July 29. The net loss in the period, however, was $34.8 million, up from $27.9 million in fiscal 2017.

  • Books Suffer from Potter Curse, Sales Tumble 17%

    Unit sales of print books in the week ended Aug. 6, 2017, were down 17% from the similar week in 2016 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The decline was due entirely to the release last year at this time of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which sold about 2.5 million copies in its first week.

  • HC Profits Rise in Fiscal 2017

    Although sales in the fiscal year, ended June 30, fell slightly from fiscal 2016, earnings increased 7.5% to $199 million at HarperCollins.

  • Regnery Has Soft Second Quarter

    The release in last year's second quarter of Dinesh D'Souza's bestseller 'Hillary's America' made for a difficult comparison for Regnery in this year's quarter, and sales of print books fell $2.4 million.

  • Quarto Receives Unsolicited Buy-out Offer

    The Quarto Group announced this morning that it has received a takeover offer from an unidentified party that the company’s board believes to be “attractive and reflective of the inherent value of the business.”

  • S&S Has 10% Sales Gain in Q2

    Second quarter revenue rose 10% at Simon & Schuster in the second quarter of 2017 over the comparable period in 2016, while earnings rose 8%.

  • Industry Stocks: July 2017 Performances

    Thanks to the request of a new shareholder that the company put itself up for sale, the stock price of Barnes & Noble rose 7.2% in July, the strongest performance of the 10 stocks listed on the Publishers Weekly Stock Index.

  • HMH Trade Sales Rose 9.8% in Q2

    HMH attributed the improved financial performance to strong frontlist, e-book and backlist sales. The publisher touted, in particular, sales of 'The Handmaid's Tale,' in speaking to its solid backlist and e-book numbers.

  • Adult Trade, College Material Sales Up in Q1

    The adult trade segment was one of three major publishing categories to have an increase in the first three months of 2017 over 2016. The higher educational course materials segment had the largest gain in the period, with sales up 24.3%, according to the AAP.

  • Hachette Sales Up 5% in First Half of 2017

    A strong performance by its Nashville-based imprints FaithWords and Center Street helped lift sales 5% at Hachette Book Group in the first half of 2017 over the comparable period in 2016.

  • Amazon Suffers Major Earnings Drop in Q2

    Increased investment led to a 51% decline in operating income in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016, Amazon reported Thursday afternoon.

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