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  • Profits Double at EDC

    Net earnings at Educational Development Corp. rose to $1.2 million in the quarter ended May 31, 2107 over the comparable period a year ago. Sales were up 20%.

  • Scholastic Results Rose in Fiscal 2017

    Revenue at the publisher rose 4% in fiscal 2017 over the previous year, and operating income increased 17%. In announcing its latest financial results, the company also unveiled a program called Scholastic 2020, which aims to drive long term improvement in operating income.

  • B&N Education Results Rose in Fiscal 2017

    The company reported sales of $1.87 billion in the fiscal year ended April 29, 2017, an increase of 3.7% over fiscal 2016. Full year net income was $5.4 million, as compared to $0.1 million in the prior year period.

  • The Sky’s the Limit for Amazon’s Stock

    The rise in Amazon’s stock price drove up the Publishers Weekly Stock Index by nearly 28% in the first six months of 2017. Without Amazon, the index would have fallen 5.4%.

  • Print Units Up 3% in First Half of 2017

    Unit sales of print books rose 3% for the first six months of 2017 compared to the first half of last year at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • French Publishing Sales Rose 4.25% in 2016

    A change in the curriculum at schools gave France's book business a boost in 2016, while its new minister of culture, a former publisher, is addressing lingering challenges, including the regulation of online bookselling.

  • Quarto Hopes for Better Second Half

    In an announcement released yesterday in the U.K, the Quarto Group said it will report lower than expected results for the first half of 2017, but that it expects business to improve in the second half of the year.

  • B&N Reports Falling Sales in Fiscal 2017 Report

    The country's largest book chain said sales dropped 6.5% in the fiscal year, ended April 29. Barnes & Noble reported lower losses in its Nook division, however, which led to a jump in operating income.

  • AAP's First Report on 2016 Shows Sales Down

    The industry sales report for 2016 found that total sales for the industry fell 6.6%, compared to 2015. Based on sales from 1,207 companies that report to AAP, total sales last year were $14.25 billion, down from $15.26 billion in 2015.

  • Print Books Weak Spot for Wiley in Fiscal 2017

    Declines in John Wiley’s publishing segment offset increases in its research and solutions categories in the fiscal year ended April 30. Sales of books fell 11% in the year.

  • EDC Looks for Stability After Turbulent Year

    Despite posting record revenues and a 35% increase in net earnings in the fiscal year ended February 28, Educational Development Corp. faced numerous challenges in 2017, including the inability to keep up with customer demand.

  • Sales Rose 15% at Bloomsbury in 2017

    Led by strong gains in its children’s publishing division, revenue at Bloomsbury rose 15% in the fiscal year ended February 28, 2017 over fiscal 2016. Profits slipped, however, dropping to £9.4 million from £10.3 million in fiscal 2016.

  • 'True Jesus' Lifts Regnery Sales in Q1

    Sales at Regnery jumped 48.9% in the first quarter ended March 31, largely thanks to the strong sales of David Limbaugh's 'The True Jesus.'

  • Q1 Sales Up at Hachette Book Group

    Sales rose 4.1% at HBG in the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 over the same period in 2016. The revenue gain was due to solid sales in HBG's Center Street division.

  • Sales, Earnings Up in Q3 at HarperCollins

    Revenue at the publisher rose 4% in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, to $374 million. Earnings increased 3%, to $37 million.

  • Industry Stocks: April 2017 Performances

    With the stock prices of five companies falling in April and another five rising, the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose 3.3% in the month.

  • HMH Trade Reports Improved Q1

    Just days after laying off over 20 people in its trade division, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt reported that revenue in the division rose 16% in the first quarter ended March 31.

  • Sales, Earnings Rise at S&S in Q1

    Revenue at Simon & Schuster rose 11% in the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 over the comparable period a year ago, while operating income increased 8%.

  • Revenue From Retail Products Up, in Q1, at Amazon

    Sales of retail products at Amazon rose 15% in the first quarter of 2017 over the comparable period last year. Among the many items sold in the sector are print and digital books.

  • Adult, Kids' Sales Rose in November

    Sales in the adult trade category increased 6.8% in November over a year ago, and sales in the children’s/young adult category jumped 16.2%, according to the AAP.

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