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  • B&N Posted Loss of $125 Million on 6% Sales Drop in FY '18

    Total sales at Barnes & Noble fell 6.0% in the fiscal year ended April 28, 2018, compared to fiscal 2017, and the retailer posted a net loss of $125.5 million last year, compared to net income of $22.0 million in fiscal 2017.

  • Wiley Overcomes Soft Publishing Results to Finish FY18 Strong

    Revenue fell 2% in John Wiley's publishing division in the fiscal year ended April 30, compared to fiscal 2017. However, increases in the company's other two groups led to a 5% increase in sales and a 16% gain in earnings for the entire company.

  • Industry Stocks: May 2018 Performances

    May was a quiet month for both the stock market and the Publishers Weekly Stock Index.

  • Trade Segments Post Solid First Quarter Gains

    Sales of adult trade books rose 5.2% in the first quarter of 2018 over the comparable period in 2017, according to preliminary estimates released by the AAP. Sales in the children's/young adult segment increased 5.9% over last year's first quarter.

  • Fiscal 2018 Earnings Jump 82% at Educational Development Corp.

    The big jump in profits came on a 6% increase in sales, with revenue reaching $112 million.

  • After Strong Fiscal '18, Bloomsbury Sees Better Year Ahead

    A 20% increase in its consumer group contributed to double-digit gains in sales and earnings at Bloomsbury for 2018. The U.K. house has ambitious plans for the current year, including an acceleration of its growth in the U.S.

  • HBG Has 5.4% Sales Gain in Q1

    Revenue at Hachette Book Group rose 5.4% in the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, over the comparable period last year, parent company Lagardère reported. Total sales for the Lagardère publishing group increased 0.4%, to 442 million euros.

  • Sales, Earnings Up at HarperCollins

    Strong backlist and digital audio sales led to a 6% increase in revenue in the quarter ended March 30, 2018 over the comparable period a year ago at HarperCollins and earnings rose 16%.

  • Slowdown in Self-Publishing Drops Publishing Revenue at Salem

    First quarter revenue fell 7.6% in Salem Media Group's publishing division which it attributed to a slowdown in author acquisitions in its self-publishing business.

  • Thanks to Downloadable Audio, Publishers See Small Revenue Gain in 2017

    Revenue from the more than 1,200 publishers who report sales to the AAP increased 0.4% in 2017 over 2016, rising from $14.65 billion in 2016 to $14.70 billion last year.

  • Hudson Breaks Even in Q1

    In its first quarterly filing since it went public earlier this year, the Hudson Group, parent company of Hudson Booksellers, said revenue rose 9.2% in the first quarter ended March 31.

  • HMH Trade Has Small Q1 Sales Gain

    HMH attributed the sales rise in the first quarter of 2018 in part to higher print titles sales, but a change in the product mix of sales—last year HMH sold lots of 'The Handmaid's Tale' and '1984' e-books—contributed to a slight rise in the quarterly net loss.

  • Industry Stocks: April 2018 Performances

    Although the stock market went through some wild gyrations in April, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the month only 2.5% higher than the start of April.

  • S&S Has Earnings Gain in Q1

    A 43% increase in digital audio sales in the first quarter of 2018 helped lift earnings 7% at Simon & Schuster over the first period in 2017.

  • Amazon Reports Strong 2018 Q1

    Even with sales in its online store rising only 18% in the first quarter of 2018 over the comparable period in 2017, total revenue at the company jumped 43% and earnings soared 92%.

  • Trade Sales Fell in November

    Sales in the adult trade segment fell 2.2% in November 2017 compared to a year ago, but were still up 2.9% in the first 11 months of the year. Children's/YA sales were down 8.2% in November and fell 3.0% for the first 11 months of the year.

  • Sales, Earnings Drop at Quarto

    Sales at the Quarto Group fell less than 1% in 2017 compared to 2016, and profit fell more substantially, declining 57.6% to $7.2 million.

  • PRH Has Stable 2017

    The negative impact of exchange rates led to a 3% decline in earnings at Penguin Random House last year compared to 2016, while acquisitions offset the impact of exchange rates on the top line.

  • Scholastic Q3 Results 'On Track'

    Sales at Scholastic rose in the third quarter over the comparable period a year ago, but higher investments and one-time charges led to a higher loss in the quarter. Still, the company raised its earnings per share forecast for the year.

  • Regnery Posts Small Gains in 2017

    Regnery Publishing had a small gain in sales and earnings in 2017 over 2016, but publisher Marji Ross said that with Sean Spicer's book set for release this summer the company is poised for a strong 2018.

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