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  • PRH Gives Pearson Profit of 129 Million Pounds

    Despite a decline in sales at Penguin Random House in 2016, the world's largest trade publisher delivered 129 million pounds in operating profit to its parent company, Pearson. The sum marks a 43% increase over its profit contribution from 2015.

  • Trade Division Bright Spot in Bad Year for HMH

    Sales in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's trade division rose 0.7% in 2016 over 2015, but revenue for the entire company fell 3% and its net loss jumped. Company executives promised to cut costs in 2017.

  • Sales Slipped, Profits Rose in 2016 at S&S

    Revenue for the year at Simon & Schuster was $767 million, down 1.8% from 2015. Operating income increased 4.4%, to $119 million.

  • Perseus Purchase Boosts Lagardère 2016 Revenue

    Total revenue at Lagardère Publishing rose 2.6% in 2016, to 2.26 billion euros. The increase includes a 70 million euro ($74.6 million) contribution from the Perseus Books Group publishing division, which Hachette Book Group acquired in March.

  • Profits Jump at HarperCollins

    Second quarter earnings rose 32% at HarperCollins,to $75 million, on a revenue gain of 4%.

  • IDW Publishing Sales Slipped in Fiscal 2016

    Revenue in the IDW publishing group fell 2.3%, to $27.9 million, in the fiscal year ended October 31, 2106. Revenue for all of IDW Media Holdings rose 32.2% in the year.

  • Industry Stocks: January 2017 Performances

    The Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose 6.5% in January, as the share prices at five companies rose, while prices fell at another five.

  • Canadian Print Book Sales Fell 3.6% in 2016

    Sales of print books fell 3.6% last year compared to 2015, dropping to $753.4 million, according to figures released this week by BookNet Canada. Print units were off 6.4% as Canadians continued to do more of their book buying online.

  • Adults Sales Rose in August But Slipped for Kids

    Sales of adult trade books rose 10.3% in August over August 2015, but sales of children’s/young adult titles slipped 1.3%, according to figures released by the Association of American Publishers as part of its StatShot program.

  • EDC Coping with Growing Pains

    Problems associated with keeping pace with Educational Development Corp.'s rapid sales growth over the last two years has led to a backlog of orders and a doubling of inventory levels.

  • Reported Trump Spending Cuts Would Kill NEH, NEA

    In an effort to shrink federal bureaucracy by cutting spending, President-elect Donald Trump and his administration reportedly intend to eliminate the National Endowments for the Humanities and the Arts.

  • The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending January 8, 2017

    Unit sales of print books declined 5% in the week ended Jan. 8, 2017, compared to the similar week in 2016, at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan.

  • Industry Stocks Were Mixed in 2016

    In a boom year for the stock market, which included a 13.4% gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose 11%.

  • Holiday Comp Sales Fell 9% at B&N

    With store traffic failing to significantly improve after the election, Barnes & Noble's sales did not meet expectations over the holiday period.

  • A Dull Holiday Season?

    Without a hot book or hot category—like last year's adult coloring book phenomenon—unit sales of print books have fallen 6% since Thanksgiving compared to the same period in 2015.

  • 'Cursed Child' Boosts Kids' July Sales

    The July publication of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' helped raise sales in the children's/young adult segment 31.1% in July over a year ago. July sales of adult books fell.

  • Australian Publishing Is Losing the Copyright Fight

    Among the key proposals made by the Australia Productivity Commission is backing the call for ending restrictions on parallel book imports before the end of 2017.

  • Potter Lifts Scholastic Results

    Trade sales in the quarter ended November 30, 2016 jumped 60% at Scholastic over the comparable period a year ago, led by the market strength of several Harry Potter titles.

  • European Publishers Sold $23.3 Billion in Books in 2015

    The 28 countries that are members of the EU generated €22.3 billion ($23.36 billion) in total annual sales in 2015, up slightly from €22 billion in 2014, according to a new report by the Federation of European Publishers.

  • Publishing Revenue Fell 7% at Wiley

    Sales in John Wiley's newly-created publishing segment fell 7% in the second quarter ended October 31, 2016 compared to a year ago. Book sales fell 9% in the quarter.

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