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  • How This Bookseller Got a Spanx Grant
    Sales are stable.
  • Some Big Publishers Find Ways to Cope
    While print sales fell in the period, digital sales soared, up 44% over the second quarter of 2019, led by a 51% jump in e-book sales and a 34% increase in sales of digital audiobooks, S&S CEO Jonathan Karp told PW.
  • Sales, Earnings Down at HC in Fiscal 2020
    Revenue fell 5%, to $1.67 billion, compared to fiscal 2019.HC parent company News Corp attributed the fourth quarter revenue decline primarily to “lower retail sales of foreign language titles and in Christian publishing due to store closures caused by COVID-19, partially offset by the
  • Sales at HMH Took Big Hit in Q2
    Costs cuts, however, limited the net loss to $38.2 million, less than the $40.6 million in the second quarter of 2019.In HMH’s Book & Media division, sales fell 10.1% in the quarter, to $35.2 million.
  • S&S Posts Q2 Profit Gain Despite Sales Decline
    Jennifer Weiner’s Big Summer was a big fiction hit, Karp noted.While print sales fell in the period, digital sales soared, up 44% over the second quarter of 2019 and led by a 51% jump in e-book sales and a 34% increase in sales of digital audiobooks,
  • Amazon Online Sales Soared in Q2
    Sales through third-party sellers rose even more, soaring 52%, to $18.2 billion.Total sales in the quarter rose 40% over 2019, to $88.9 billion, and operating income jumped 87%, to $5.8 billion.
  • Italy's Book Sales Bounce Back
    Perhaps even more heartening is the news that bookstore and online sales (excluding Amazon), which had fallen by 70% in weekly sales between March and April, have bounded back, showing as much as a 2.5% hike over 2019 for the week ending on July 19.
  • Pandemic Success Highlights Rockridge Press’s Data-Driven Strategy
    “You’re never losing sight of who you’re writing the books for.”Before the pandemic hit, Rockridge’s sales were split evenly between e-commerce and retail channels, including trade bookstores, specialty stores, mass retailers, and wholesale clubs.
  • Barnes & Noble Regroups and Looks Ahead
    Though he doesn’t expect total annual sales to reach last year’s level—they are currently down about 20% compared to 2019—they won’t be down as much as it looked like they would be early in the spring.
  • May Bookstore Sales Took Another Tumble
    May bookstore sales dropped 59.8% compared to a year ago, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S.
  • German Sales Drop 14% in the First Half of 2020
    In 2019, the German book market saw €9.29 billion in total sales, which was up 1.7% over 2018.
  • 2019 North American Comics Sales Hit Record $1.21 Billion
    The $1.21 billion estimate represents an 11% increase over total comics and graphic sales in 2018.The increase in sales was led by the graphic novel book format, in particular continued growth in sales of children's graphic novels, sold via the bookstore channel, which i
  • AAP Monthly StatShot: April
    As a result, though total gross sales fell 16% in April compared to April 2019, that decline was largely offset by a nearly 49% drop in returns.
  • May Publishing Sales Fell 12.1%
    E-book sales at the reporting publishers spiked nearly 140% over May 2019, but still accounted for only 3% of total sales.
  • Verso, Feminist Press Turns 50
    Despite the pandemic, the press said its sales are up 40% for the year to date compared to the same period in 2019, a result of a 200% increase in online sales.

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