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  • HMH Trade Unit Posted a Profit in 2017

    An 11.4% increase in revenue in the HMH trade division in 2017 over 2016 plus cost cuts resulted in net income of $2.0 million in the group last year compared to a loss of $7.0 million in 2016.

  • S&S Posts Solid 2017 Sales, Earnings

    Fourth quarter sales rose 12% at S&S while earnings jumped 22%. These gains helped the publisher to an 8% sales gain for the full year, with earnings up 11% over 2016.

  • Publishing Revenue Rose 1.1% at Lagardère in 2017

    Revenue at Lagardère Publishing increased 1.1% in 2017, over 2016, rising to €2.29 billion. Its Hachette Book Group subsidiary had "good net revenue growth" over 2016, HBG CEO Michael Pietsch said.

  • Adult Sales Up, Kids' Sales Down In First Nine Months of 2017

    Sales of adult trade books inched up 0.4% in the first nine months of 2017, over the same period in 2016, according to estimated released by the AAP’s StatShot program. Sales in the children’s/young adult segment fell 3.5% in the nine-month period compared to 2016.

  • HC Earnings Rise 7% in Q2 on 1% Sales Gain

    The positive impact of currency fluctuations, plus higher backlist sales in its children's division, led to a 1% revenue rise at HarperCollins this past quarter.

  • Industry Stocks: January 2018 Performances

    The Publishers Weekly Stock Index dipped 1.5% in January, substantially underperforming compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which rose 5.8%.

  • Amazon Sales Soared in 2017

    Amazon's revenue in 2017 jumped 31% over 2016, but operating income fell 2%. The company sees more huge sales gains in the first quarter of 2018, but no earnings increase.

  • Publishing Revenue at IDW Fell in Fiscal 2017

    IDW Media reported that sales in its publishing group fell 12.1% in fiscal 2017 compared to fiscal 2016, but that it expects improved results in the current year.

  • 'Worst Is Behind,' Says Federation of European Publishers

    Members of the Federation of European Publishers sold $28 billion worth of books in 2016, the same as 2015, signaling that the industry has finally stabilized following the uncertainty of the 2008 financial crash.

  • A Record Year for Publishing Stocks—With a Caveat

    A year that found four of the 10 companies on the PW Stock Index seeing double-digit stock price increases also saw Barnes & Noble and other big names struggle.

  • Adult Trade Sales Dipped in August

    Sales of adult books slipped 0.3% in August in 2017 compared to a year ago, while sales in the children’s/young adult segment rose 2.9% in the month.

  • Scholastic Q2 Sales, Earnings Fall

    Scholastic second quarter results held no surprises: sales and earnings fell compared to a year ago due to the lack of a new Harry Potter title.

  • Acquisitions Lift Q2 Results at B&N Education

    As sales from textbooks continued to decline in Barnes & Noble Education's second quarter ended October 28, 2017 compared to a year ago, two purchases made in the calendar year boosted sales and earnings.

  • Riggio Ups B&N Stake

    Following Barnes & Noble's disappointing financial performance for the second quarter ended October 28, 2017, company chairman Len Riggio bought 1 million shares of company stock, raising his stake in B&N to 19.3%.

  • B&N Has Disappointing Second Quarter

    In the second quarter of fiscal 2018, sales at Barnes & Noble dropped 7.9% compared to a year ago and its loss widened to $30.1 million from $20.4 million in last year's second quarter. Book sales, however, were a bright spot.

  • Units Drop 3% In Thanksgiving Week

    Print unit sales were down 9% to mass merchandisers, and off 1% in the retail and club channel, in the Thanksgiving week.

  • 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%.

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