Finance

Amazon's Stock Price Soars in Q1 2017
April 7, 2017

With an 18% increase in Amazon's stock price for Q1 2017 over Q4 2016, the tech giant posted the largest gains of the companies tracked in the PW Stock Index.

Despite Upswing in Sales, Quarto Reports Loss in 2016
March 31, 2017

A one-time charge associated with the sale of Quarto's Books & Gifts Direct business resulted in an operating loss for the company in 2016, but sales and profits in its core publishing operations rose.

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.

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…