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Sales, Earnings Fell at PRH in 2016
March 28, 2017

The lack of a mega-bestseller was one factor in the 9.6% drop in revenue at Penguin Random House in 2016; earnings in the year fell 3.6% compared to 2015. Operating margins, however, improved to 16.0% in 2016, up from 15.0% in 2015.

'March' Led Sales Rise at IDW Publishing
March 22, 2017

Continued strong sales of 'March' helped to drive a 19% increase in revenue in the first quarter ended January 31, 2017, in IDW Media's publishing division.

Profits Rose at Lagardere, HBG in 2016
March 7, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Profits rose 5.0% at Lagardere Publishing in 2106 over 2015, helped by strict cost controls at Hachette Book Group USA which integrated the publishing arm of Perseus Books Group during the year.

Print Sales Down at Wiley in Q3
March 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Sales of higher education textbooks fell 27% at John Wiley in the third quarter ended January 31, compared to the third period of fiscal 2016. Sales of STM and professional books fell 12%.

Industry Stocks: February 2017 Performances
March 2, 2017 at 11:00 pm

The Publishers Weekly Stock Index had a good February, rising 2.3% compared to 4.8% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Some of the biggest losers in January were among the biggest winners in February.

Disappointing Holiday Sales Contribute to B&N's Down Q3
March 1, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Barnes & Noble reported an 8.0% decline in third quarter sales. The retailer said that, with trends softening, it was lowering its revenue and earnings projections for the fiscal year ending in April.

How Book Publishers Can Navigate the Death Squeeze
March 1, 2017 at 5:34 pm

The 2016 publishing sales data shared by Author Earnings at Digital Book World reminded me of all the times I have been the sad-sack tasked with managing the “death squeeze.” I went through it in the consumer photo business, the paper atlas business, and then the CD-ROM mapping software business. Each of these industries relied…

Adult Trade Sales Slipped in First Nine Months of 2016
February 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Sales of adult trade books fell 1.6% in the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to figures released by the AAP as part of its StatShot program. Sales of children’s and young adult books increased 4.9% in the same period.

PRH Gives Pearson Profit of 129 Million Pounds
February 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Despite a decline in sales at Penguin Random House in 2016, the world's largest trade publisher delivered 129 million pounds in operating profit to its parent company, Pearson. The sum marks a 43% increase over its profit contribution from 2015.

Trade Division Bright Spot in Bad Year for HMH
February 22, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Sales in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's trade division rose 0.7% in 2016 over 2015, but revenue for the entire company fell 3% and its net loss jumped. Company executives promised to cut costs in 2017.

Perseus Purchase Boosts Lagardère 2016 Revenue
February 8, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Total revenue at Lagardère Publishing rose 2.6% in 2016, to 2.26 billion euros. The increase includes a 70 million euro ($74.6 million) contribution from the Perseus Books Group publishing division, which Hachette Book Group acquired in March.

Profits Jump at HarperCollins
February 8, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Second quarter earnings rose 32% at HarperCollins,to $75 million, on a revenue gain of 4%.

IDW Publishing Sales Slipped in Fiscal 2016
February 7, 2017

Revenue in the IDW publishing group fell 2.3%, to $27.9 million, in the fiscal year ended October 31, 2106. Revenue for all of IDW Media Holdings rose 32.2% in the year.

Canadian Print Book Sales Fell 3.6% in 2016
February 1, 2017

Sales of print books fell 3.6% last year compared to 2015, dropping to $753.4 million, according to figures released this week by BookNet Canada. Print units were off 6.4% as Canadians continued to do more of their book buying online.