Finance

Children/YA Has Strong July Sales Gains
October 2, 2019

Sales in the children/young adult category rose 16.6% in July over July 2018, while sales of adult books increased 3.9% in the month over 2018, according to the AAP’s StatShot program.

Sales Up, Loss Cut in Q1 at Scholastic
September 20, 2019

Led by a strong performance in its trade division, revenue at Scholastic rose 7% in the first quarter ended August 31, 2019, over the comparable period in fiscal 2019. The net loss was cut to $58.5 million, from $61.3 million in last year’s first quarter.

Sales Up, Earnings Down in Q1 at Wiley
September 5, 2019

Softness in John Wiley’s education publishing and professional learning group limited growth in the first quarter ended July 31, 2019, to 3%, and contributed to a 87% drop in operating income.

Trade Sales Rose 3.8% in First Six Months
August 28, 2019

In the first half of 2019 sales of adult books rose 1.4% over the comparable period in 2018, while sales of children/YA books increased 7.4%, according to the AAP. Sales of religious presses, which AAP puts in the trade segment, rose 11.4%.

Quarto on Track in 2019
August 16, 2019

The Quarto Group accomplished its three major goals during the first six months of 2019: company revenue was stabilized, operating losses were cut, and debt was reduced to $65 million, from $73.2 million in the first half of 2018.

Regnery Sales Rose in Q2
August 15, 2019

Book sales rose by $400,000 in the second quarter of 2019 over the comparable period a year ago at Regnery Publishing, the publisher's parent company, Salem Media, reported. Sales for all of Salem's publishing division rose 3.7% in the period.

S&S Posts Gains in Sales, Profits in Q2
August 9, 2019

Higher sales of print books and digital audiobooks drove revenue and profit gains in the first quarter of 2019 at Simon & Schuster, and the same scenario played out for the second quarter, as sales rose to $218 million and profits reached $33 million in the period.