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  • Industry Sales Flat Through November

    According to the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program, sales from 1,374 reporting publishers were up 0.3% through November over the comparable period in 2017.

  • New Guild Report Finds More Declines in Author Earnings

    An Authors Guild survey of more than 5,000 authors found they had a median income $6,080 in 2017. Excluding income from book-related activities such as speaking engagements, earnings from just books was $3,100.

  • Industry Stocks Took a Big Hit in 2018

    Last year was a bad one for stocks...and it was particularly tough for the 11 companies that make up the Publishers Weekly Stock Index.

  • Print Unit Sales Increased 1.3% in 2018

    Unit sales of print books rose 1.3% in 2018 over 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. According to BookScan, units topped 695 million in the 52-week period ended December 29.

  • Scholastic Trade Sales Rose 16% in Q2

    Revenue in Scholastic's trade division increased 16% in the second quarter ended November 30, 2018, over the comparable period a year ago. For the entire company, revenue in the quarter rose 1% over last fiscal year’s second quarter and net income jumped 25.4%.

  • Donadio & Olson Files for Bankruptcy

    After the theft of $3.4 million by its former bookkeeper, the agency has shuttered and started liquidation proceedings. In a letter, agency principal Neil Olson apologized to his clients and said he had "simply run out of time and resources.”

  • Adult Book Sales Flat in October; Kids' Down 6.8%

    Sales of adult books were flat in October compared to October 2017, according to figures released by the AAP as part of its StatShot program. Sales in the children/young adult segment fell 6.8% in the month compared to 2017.

  • Wiley Q2 Sales and Earning Fall

    Revenue at John Wiley & Sons fell 1% in the second quarter ended October 31, compared to the same period a year ago.

  • Q2 Sales Dropped 8.1% at Barnes & Noble Education

    Despite declines in total sales and operating income, net income rose due to lower taxes, and B&NE CEO Michael Huseby said the company remains focused "on investing in digital growth platforms and offerings for the future."

  • B&N Cuts Q2 Losses as Comp Sales Improve

    Barnes & Noble cut its operating loss in the second quarter ended October 27, 2018, to $26.8 million, down from $52.2 million a year ago.

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