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    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.

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

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    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.

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  • 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.

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