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S&S Posts Solid 2017 Sales, Earnings
February 16, 2018

Fourth quarter sales rose 12% at S&S while earnings jumped 22%. These gains helped the publisher to an 8% sales gain for the full year, with earnings up 11% over 2016.

Press Release: Book Industry Study Group Publishes New Best Practices for Keywords in Metadata
February 9, 2018 at 11:19 am

New York (February 8, 2018) - In support of its mission to maintain and implement standardized best practices for its members in the book publishing business, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has released an updated Best Practices for Keywords in Metadata, produced by the Metadata Committee and BISAC Subject Codes Committee Keywords Working Group. With…

Adult Sales Up, Kids' Sales Down In First Nine Months of 2017
February 8, 2018

Sales of adult trade books inched up 0.4% in the first nine months of 2017, over the same period in 2016, according to estimated released by the AAP’s StatShot program. Sales in the children’s/young adult segment fell 3.5% in the nine-month period compared to 2016.

Publishing Revenue Rose 1.1% at Lagardère in 2017
February 8, 2018

Revenue at Lagardère Publishing increased 1.1% in 2017, over 2016, rising to €2.29 billion. Its Hachette Book Group subsidiary had "good net revenue growth" over 2016, HBG CEO Michael Pietsch said.

HC Earnings Rise 7% in Q2 on 1% Sales Gain
February 8, 2018

The positive impact of currency fluctuations, plus higher backlist sales in its children's division, led to a 1% revenue rise at HarperCollins this past quarter.

Industry Stocks: January 2018 Performances
February 2, 2018

The Publishers Weekly Stock Index dipped 1.5% in January, substantially underperforming compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which rose 5.8%.

Amazon Sales Soared in 2017
February 1, 2018

Amazon's revenue in 2017 jumped 31% over 2016, but operating income fell 2%. The company sees more huge sales gains in the first quarter of 2018, but no earnings increase.

Publishing Revenue at IDW Fell in Fiscal 2017
January 30, 2018

IDW Media reported that sales in its publishing group fell 12.1% in fiscal 2017 compared to fiscal 2016, but that it expects improved results in the current year.

'Worst Is Behind,' Says Federation of European Publishers
January 19, 2018

Members of the Federation of European Publishers sold $28 billion worth of books in 2016, the same as 2015, signaling that the industry has finally stabilized following the uncertainty of the 2008 financial crash.

A (Block)Chain Reaction for Publishing
December 29, 2017

The music, video, and book industries have had metadata problems in common for years—and one solution, blockchain, is a technique publishing could learn from the music business.

Adult Trade Sales Dipped in August
December 20, 2017

Sales of adult books slipped 0.3% in August in 2017 compared to a year ago, while sales in the children’s/young adult segment rose 2.9% in the month.

Scholastic Q2 Sales, Earnings Fall
December 13, 2017

Scholastic second quarter results held no surprises: sales and earnings fell compared to a year ago due to the lack of a new Harry Potter title.

Acquisitions Lift Q2 Results at B&N Education
December 6, 2017

As sales from textbooks continued to decline in Barnes & Noble Education's second quarter ended October 28, 2017 compared to a year ago, two purchases made in the calendar year boosted sales and earnings.

Riggio Ups B&N Stake
December 5, 2017

Following Barnes & Noble's disappointing financial performance for the second quarter ended October 28, 2017, company chairman Len Riggio bought 1 million shares of company stock, raising his stake in B&N to 19.3%.

B&N Has Disappointing Second Quarter
November 30, 2017

In the second quarter of fiscal 2018, sales at Barnes & Noble dropped 7.9% compared to a year ago and its loss widened to $30.1 million from $20.4 million in last year's second quarter. Book sales, however, were a bright spot.

Units Drop 3% In Thanksgiving Week
November 29, 2017

Print unit sales were down 9% to mass merchandisers, and off 1% in the retail and club channel, in the Thanksgiving week.

Soft July for Trade Sales
November 20, 2017

Sales in the children’s/young adult segment fell 36.8% in July, compared to same period a year ago, according to figures release by the AAP. The decline is due, in large part, to the fact that July 2017 did not see a hit like July 2016, when 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' was dominating bestseller…

Q3 Sales Dip at HBG
November 9, 2017

Sales at Hachette Book Group fell 2.8% in the third quarter ended September 30, but were still up 2.2% for the first nine months of 2017.

Publishing Sales Down at Salem Media
November 9, 2017

Third quarter sales in Salem Media Group's publishing division, which includes Regnery Press and two self-publishing businesses, fell 20.7%, compared to the third quarter of 2016.