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    The easing of lockdowns and strong increases in digital sales led to double-digit sales gains for four trade publishers that reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30 over the same period in 2019.

  • S&S Has Gains in Sales, Earnings in Q3

    With sales of both print and digital books rising in the third quarter, revenue at Simon & Schuster increased 28.5% over the quarter ended September 30, 2109, and profits were up 5.5%.

  • Profits Jumped 45% at HarperCollins

    A 20% increase in digital revenue and a 38% jump in direct-to-consumer sales over last year’s first quarter of fiscal 2021 helped to drive up profits by 45% and sales by 13% at HarperCollins.

  • HBG Sales Rose 19% in Q3

    Led by the megabestseller 'Midnight Sun' and 'The Return,' sales at Hachette Book Group jumped 19.2% in the quarter ended September 30, 2020, over the comparable period in 2019. Digital sales also had solid gains in the period.

  • HMH Trade Group for Sale; Archer Departs

    In an attempt to become a "pure-play learning technology company," HMH is looking to sell its trade group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media. Group president Ellen Archer has left the company.

  • RELX Group Remains the World's Top Publisher

    The world’s largest publisher did it again in 2019, with revenue of $5.64 billion.

  • Trade Publishing Sales Were Solid Through September

    Sales of adult trade books rose 8.9% through the first nine months of 2020 over the comparable period in 2019, and sales in the children/young adult segment increased 7.7% for publishers that report sales to AAP’s StatShot program.

  • Amazon Rolls On, Seeing Massive Revenue Surge in Q3

    Third-quarter sales rose 37% over 2019 and earnings soared at the e-commerce giant. The company said it has seen signs that customers are indeed shopping early, something retailers of all kinds are pushing for to avoid lost sales if Covid-19 cases surge closer to the end of the holiday shopping season.

  • Bloomsbury Posts Double-Digit Gains in First Half of Fiscal 2021

    A 55% increase in digital sales plus higher online revenue led to a 10% increase in sales while pre-tax profits more than doubled at Bloomsbury in the six-month period ended August 31, 2020.

  • Higher Digital Sales Drove Gains of Adult Books in August

    Sales of downloadable audio jumped 32% in August over a year ago and e-book sales rose 14.6%. With hardcover sales up 29% in the month, sales of adult books rose 13.2% in August, according to AAP's BookStat. Total industry sales inched up 0.3% in the month.

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