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    A tough fourth quarter where earnings were hurt by, among other factors, the tariffs on books manufactured in China contributed to a 7% drop in profits in 2019 at Simon & Schuster. Revenue in the year fell 1%.

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  • Print Unit Sales Head into February on a High Note

    Book sales finished January strong, with print units up 5.6% in the week ended Feb. 2, 2020, over the comparable week in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • AAP Monthly StatShot: November

    Sales of adult books from publishers reporting to AAP’s BookStats program fell 27% in November 2019 compared to the year before, and dropped 23.8% in the children’s/YA segment.

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  • Trade Publishing Had Poor November

    The adult and children/young adult segments had large sales declines in November 2019 compared to the year before. Despite the bad November, sales of children/YA titles were up 5.2% in the first 11 months of 2019, although sales of adult books were down 3.3%.

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  • The Weekly Scorecard: Mid-January 2020

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  • The Weekly Scorecard: January 2020

    Print Unit Sales Up 2.5% in First Full Week of January

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