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  • B&NE Show Modest Improvement in Q2

    Textbook sales were flat in the quarter ended October 30, 2021 compared to a year ago at Barnes & Noble Education and overall revenue at the company rose 5.3% over a soft back-to-school period last year.

  • K-12 Segment Drives Publishing Gains in September

    Sales of K-12 materials rose 35.2% in September and were up 32.7% for the first nine months of the year, offsetting declines in several other publishing areas, including adult trade. The K-12 segment was the big driver for industry sales through the first nine months of 2021, rising 32.7%. Through the January-September period, industry sales rose 12.4% at companies that report to AAP.

  • Regnery Had Small Q3 Sales Gain

    Regnery Publishing had a small sales increase in the third quarter, while Salem Author Services had a 27% jump in self-publishing fees, leading to a 5.6% increase in revenue, to $5.7 million, at Salem Media's publishing group.

  • Indigo Sees 16% Sales Hike in Second Quarter

    Indigo Books & Music reported revenue of C$238.8 million in the period ended October 2, 2021, a 16% hike over the same period in 2020. With the increase in revenue, Indigo reported net earnings in the period of C$3.5 million, compared with a net loss of C$17.5 million a year ago.

  • Trade Segments Had Double-Digit Gains in August

    The trade publishing segment continues to perform well in 2021, with August sales up 15.1% in the adult category and ahead 21.8% in the children’s/young adult segment at publishers that report results to the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program.

  • HMH Purchase Boosts HarperCollins Results

    A $50 million contribution from its purchase of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt trade division and higher backlist sales were two of the key drivers in increasing sales at HarperCollins by 19%, and profits by 20%, in the quarter ended August 31.

  • S&S Has Stellar Third Quarter

    Despite working in something of a state of limbo caused by its pending purchase by Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster had a solid first half of 2021, and the good results carried into the third quarter, with sales rising 15% and profits jumping 66%.

  • July Publishing Sales Were Solid

    With most categories posting increases, sales at the 1,158 publishers that report results to the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program rose 6.9% in July over July 2020.

  • Amazon Growth Slows, Costs Jump

    Amazon has seen huge gains in sales and profits since the pandemic began, but growth in the third quarter was a modest 15%. The company is spending billions to cope with supply chain issues and labor shortages.

  • HBG Sales Fell 9% in Q3

    Third quarter sales fell 9% at Hachette Book Group for the period ended August 31, 2021, contributing to a 1.2% drop in total sales for Lagardère's publishing group. Despite the quarterly decline, sales for the first nine months of 2021 were up 9% over a year ago for the entire publishing division.

  • Bloomsbury Had Record First-Half Results

    Sales rose 29% in the six-month period ended August 31, 2021, and profits soared 225% at Bloomsbury Publishing. The company said that early ordering by accounts to head off problems in the supply chain gave sales a lift.

  • Book Sales Prognosis: Good 2021, Uncertain 2022

    Book sales should finish 2021 on a good note, but a number of factors could mean softer sales in early 2022, NPD BookScan noted during a webinar on third-quarter sales.

  • Woodward, Gorman Boosted Book Sales Last Week

    Led by new books by Bob Woodward and Amanda Gorman, unit sales of print books rose 3.2% last week over the week ended September 26, 2020 at outlets that report to BookScan.

  • Scholastic Has Good Start to Fiscal 2022—with a Caveat

    Scholastic reported higher sales and a smaller loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2021, and while it said business is improving, it did point to some “headwinds” which all publishers are facing: rising costs and disruptions in the supply chain.

  • Wiley Has Solid Start to Fiscal 2022

    Sales at John Wiley rose 13% in the first quarter of fiscal 2022, while operating profits jumped 36%.

  • B&NE Post Gains in Q1 of Fiscal 2022

    The reopening of most campus stores and higher sales of digital products lifted revenue at Barnes & Noble Education 17.6% in the first quarter ended July 31, 2021, over the comparable period a year ago.

  • First Half Profits Soared at Penguin Random House

    Booming audiobook sales and strong performances in some of its largest markets boosted profits up 55.1% at Penguin Random House in the first six months of 2021. Revenue rose 10.9%, to €1.80 billion.

  • Booktopia Sales Rose 35% in Fiscal 2021

    Australian online book retailer Booktopia Group reported a 35% increase in revenue in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 over fiscal 2020 with sales of A$223.9 million.

  • Publishing Sales Jump 18.1% in First Six Months of 2021

    With all segments posting increases, sales rose 18.1% in the first half of 2021 over the comparable period in 2020 for publishers who report results to the AAP.

  • Sourcebooks Net Revenue Jumped 48% in First Half of 2021

    New partners, new initiatives, new staff, and new readers all contributed to a 48% increase in net revenue at Sourcebooks in the first six months of 2021 over what was already a record first six months in 2020, according to publisher and CEO Dominique Raccah.

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