Trade Publishing Sales Were Solid Through September
October 30, 2020 at 1:00 am

Sales of adult trade books rose 8.9% through the first nine months of 2020 over the comparable period in 2019, and sales in the children/young adult segment increased 7.7% for publishers that report sales to AAP’s StatShot program.

Amazon Rolls On, Seeing Massive Revenue Surge in Q3
October 30, 2020 at 1:00 am

Third-quarter sales rose 37% over 2019 and earnings soared at the e-commerce giant. The company said it has seen signs that customers are indeed shopping early, something retailers of all kinds are pushing for to avoid lost sales if Covid-19 cases surge closer to the end of the holiday shopping season.

Higher Digital Sales Drove Gains of Adult Books in August
October 13, 2020 at 1:00 am

Sales of downloadable audio jumped 32% in August over a year ago and e-book sales rose 14.6%. With hardcover sales up 29% in the month, sales of adult books rose 13.2% in August, according to AAP's BookStat. Total industry sales inched up 0.3% in the month.

Earnings Soared at EDC in Q2
October 7, 2020 at 1:00 am

Net earnings for the second quarter ended August 31, 2020, soared at Educational Development Corp., jumping to $4.2 million, from $1 million, in the second quarter ended last August. Revenue rose 142.5%, to $59.2 million.

Book Biz Stocks Sink in Third Quarter
October 2, 2020 at 1:00 am

While the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 7.6% in the quarter ended September 30, the PW Stock Index fell 6.1%, with companies involved in the educational market hit hardest.

Club, Fair Declines Plague Scholastic
September 25, 2020 at 1:00 am

Cost cuts improved Scholastic's bottom line in the first quarter, but sales at book fairs and book clubs tumbled during the period, and are expected to remain low in the current quarter.

July Sales Jumped in Trade, Fell in Education
September 10, 2020 at 1:00 am

Sales of adult books rose 20.9% in the month over July 2019, and sales in the children/young adult category increased 14.5%, according to AAP's StatShot program. Sales in the K-12 instructional materials category fell 24.9% compared to last July, while sales in the higher educational course materials segment fell 21.9%.

Wiley Posts Q1 Gains Led by Digital Sales Boost
September 4, 2020 at 1:00 am

Higher sales of a range of digital and online products offset continued declines in print revenue, leading to a 2% increase in sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 at John Wiley & Sons.

First Half Sales Slipped 1.4% at PRH
September 1, 2020

A good performance in the U.S. plus higher digital and online sales helped to soften the blow of the Covid-19 pandemic across Penguin Random House's global operations in the first half of 2020, parent company Bertelsmann said.