A federal judge has signed off on a permanent injunction immediately barring Moppet Books from distributing in the U.S. any versions of its KinderGuides series held to be infringing.
Unit sales of print books in the week ended Aug. 6, 2017, were down 17% from the similar week in 2016 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The decline was due entirely to the release last year at this time of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which sold about 2.5 million…
The decade-old litigation over digitized course readings made another appearance before the 11th Circuit last week, but the case could still be far from a conclusion.
The adult trade segment was one of three major publishing categories to have an increase in the first three months of 2017 over 2016. The higher educational course materials segment had the largest gain in the period, with sales up 24.3%, according to the AAP.
A federal judge has found that Moppet Books had infringed copyright with its unauthorized children's "learning guides" to a host of classic novels.
A discussion on how watermarking e-books plays into publishers' overall DRM strategies, and its effectiveness.
Revenue at the publisher rose 4% in fiscal 2017 over the previous year, and operating income increased 17%. In announcing its latest financial results, the company also unveiled a program called Scholastic 2020, which aims to drive long term improvement in operating income.