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  • AAP Monthly StatShot: March

    The 1,361 publishers who report to the AAP’s StatShot program saw a 8.4% decline in sales in March compared to a year ago.

  • Boosted by Hunger Games Prequel, Unit Sales Rose 5.5% Last Week

    Led by 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,' Suzanne Collins’ prequel to her blockbuster Hunger Games series, unit sales of print books rose 5.5% last week over the week ended May 16 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • EDC on Track for Record First Quarter

    After a scare in March, the first quarter of its new fiscal year, Educational Development Corporation said that it now expects to have a record first period with sales between $36.5 million and $38.5 million.

  • Bloomsbury Hoping Digital Gains Will Soften Covid-19 Impacts

    Bloomsbury Publishing reported a 10% profit increase in the fiscal year ended February 29, 2020, over fiscal 2019. The publisher said its business in the current fiscal year has suffered "significant disruption" because of the coronavirus pandemic, but said it is "well placed to benefit from increased demand for our digital resources, audio, and e-books.”

  • Publisher Sales Fell 8.4% in March

    Industry sales fell 8.4% in March compared to a year ago at publishers that report to AAP's StatShot program. Sales in the trade segments has small increases in the month, but sales in all other categories declined.

  • With a Booming April, EDC Repays PPP Loan

    With sales increasing 160% last month over April 2019 in its direct sales division, Educational Development Corp. has repaid a $1.4 million loan it received under the Payroll Protection Program.

  • Book Revenue Fell 21% in Q1 at LSC

    Revenue in LSC Communications’ book group dropped 21.4% in the first quarter ended March 31, 2020, falling to $204 million. Lower demand for educational materials offset an increase in its trade business, the printer, which filed Chapter 11 in April, reported.

  • Sales of Print Units Rose 10.9% Last Week

    Strong sales in the adult nonfiction segment helped to drive up unit sales of print books by 10.9% last week at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Sales Fell, Earnings Rose in Q3 at HarperCollins

    A small gain in digital sales offset softer print sales in HC's third quarter, leading to a 2.1% decline in sales compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2019. Earnings increased 3.1%.

  • HMH Hoping for a Second Half Rally

    Total sales at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt fell only 2.4% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to a year ago, but the publisher said it expects its business to be "severely impacted" by the Covid-19 pandemic in the second quarter.

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