Finance

Print Unit Sales Rose 2% in First Half of 2018
July 6, 2018

With unit sales of print books rising 4% in the adult nonfiction segment—the industry’s largest major category—total unit sales for the first half of 2018 increased 2% over the comparable period in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

OUP Reports Financial Dip in Fiscal 2018
July 5, 2018

Oxford University Press has reported a slight decline in revenue and net profit for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, compared to fiscal 2017.

B&N Posted Loss of $125 Million on 6% Sales Drop in FY '18
June 21, 2018

Total sales at Barnes & Noble fell 6.0% in the fiscal year ended April 28, 2018, compared to fiscal 2017, and the retailer posted a net loss of $125.5 million last year, compared to net income of $22.0 million in fiscal 2017.

Acquisitions Boost Sales at B&N Education
June 21, 2018

Acquisitions offset declines in comparable store sales in the Barnes & Noble College Booksellers division of Barnes & Noble Education, leading to a 17.6% increase in sales at the company for the fiscal year ended April 28, 2018, over fiscal 2017.

Wiley Overcomes Soft Publishing Results to Finish FY18 Strong
June 12, 2018

Revenue fell 2% in John Wiley's publishing division in the fiscal year ended April 30, compared to fiscal 2017. However, increases in the company's other two groups led to a 5% increase in sales and a 16% gain in earnings for the entire company.

Trade Segments Post Solid First Quarter Gains
May 29, 2018

Sales of adult trade books rose 5.2% in the first quarter of 2018 over the comparable period in 2017, according to preliminary estimates released by the AAP. Sales in the children's/young adult segment increased 5.9% over last year's first quarter.

After Strong Fiscal '18, Bloomsbury Sees Better Year Ahead
May 22, 2018

A 20% increase in its consumer group contributed to double-digit gains in sales and earnings at Bloomsbury for 2018. The U.K. house has ambitious plans for the current year, including an acceleration of its growth in the U.S.

HBG Has 5.4% Sales Gain in Q1
May 17, 2018

Revenue at Hachette Book Group rose 5.4% in the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, over the comparable period last year, parent company Lagardère reported. Total sales for the Lagardère publishing group increased 0.4%, to 442 million euros.