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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.

Adults Sales Rose in August But Slipped for Kids
January 26, 2017

Sales of adult trade books rose 10.3% in August over August 2015, but sales of children’s/young adult titles slipped 1.3%, according to figures released by the Association of American Publishers as part of its StatShot program.

EDC Coping with Growing Pains
January 25, 2017

Problems associated with keeping pace with Educational Development Corp.'s rapid sales growth over the last two years has led to a backlog of orders and a doubling of inventory levels.

Reported Trump Spending Cuts Would Kill NEH, NEA
January 19, 2017

In an effort to shrink federal bureaucracy by cutting spending, President-elect Donald Trump and his administration reportedly intend to eliminate the National Endowments for the Humanities and the Arts.

The Pallante Era Begins at AAP
January 12, 2017 at 11:00 pm

On January 17, former U.S. register of copyrights Maria Pallante officially joins the Association of American Publishers as president and CEO, replacing the retiring Tom Allen. Without question, Pallante is a copyright policy heavyweight.

Industry Stocks Were Mixed in 2016
January 6, 2017

In a boom year for the stock market, which included a 13.4% gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose 11%.

Holiday Comp Sales Fell 9% at B&N
January 5, 2017

With store traffic failing to significantly improve after the election, Barnes & Noble's sales did not meet expectations over the holiday period.

Reidy Hails Profitable Year at S&S and 'Stable' Publishing Marketplace
December 22, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Despite what she described as a “tumultuous year in both the U.S. and around the world” in her year-end letter to S&S employees, S&S CEO and president Carolyn Reidy hailed 2016 as “a period of relative stability in the publishing marketplace.” In her letter, Reidy cited a year of bookselling success for S&S, led by…

A Dull Holiday Season?
December 22, 2016 at 4:00 am

The hoped for post-election and holiday season sales bounce does not seem to be materializing. Unit sales of print books were down almost 6% between Thanksgiving week and the week ended December 18, 2016 compared to the similar period in 2015 at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan. Perhaps the most worrisome for booksellers and…

A Dull Holiday Season?
December 22, 2016

Without a hot book or hot category—like last year's adult coloring book phenomenon—unit sales of print books have fallen 6% since Thanksgiving compared to the same period in 2015.

'Cursed Child' Boosts Kids' July Sales
December 20, 2016

The July publication of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' helped raise sales in the children's/young adult segment 31.1% in July over a year ago. July sales of adult books fell.

S&S's Reidy Tells Staff to 'Resist Censorship' After 'Tumultuous' 2016
December 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Simon & Schuster's president and c.e.o. Carolyn Reidy has urged colleagues to "resist censorship" in an email to staff in which she summed up 2016 as a "tumultuous year" politically and culturally. Reidy said it was S&S' "responsibility" both to "resist censorship" and "to stand unequivocally for freedom of speech" — "no matter how difficult…

Turning Up the Volume on Audiobooks in Canada
December 19, 2016 at 11:56 am

Positive reports from The FutureBook Conference indicate that audiobook use is on the rise, especially in the US, the UK, and Sweden. In Canada, audiobook use has been the focus of an in-depth survey. At the end of last month, BookNet Canada released Are You Still Listening? Audiobook Use in Canada 2016, a survey of audiobook…

AAP Writes Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump
December 16, 2016 at 11:19 am

Editor's Note: Yesterday the Association of American Publishers (AAP) sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump. The letter details the association's biggest concerns for the future, including protecting copyright and promoting global publishing partnerships. Read the complete letter from AAP general counsel and VP of government affairs Allan Adler below. Dear Mr. President-Elect: On behalf…