Finance

Lagardère's Q1 Publishing Revenues Down, E-book Sales Up
May 3, 2011

Lagardère announced first quarter consolidated revenues today of €1,805m ($2,677 million U.S.), an increase of 3.1% as reported.

According to Lagardère's press release, the publishing division's first quarter revenues of €390m ($598 million U.S.) are, as expected, down 9.8% from Q1 2010 as reported and down 10.4% on a like-for-like basis.

Courier Reports Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Results
November 16, 2010

Courier Corporation, one of America's leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, today announced fourth-quarter and full-year results for its fiscal year ended September 25, 2010.

CIOs Should Have Plan in Place to Tackle a Second Economic Downturn
August 13, 2010

In 2008, most chief information officers (CIOs) were forgiven for being unprepared to deal with the global recession, but if another recession unfolds in the next 12 to 18 months, no CIO will be forgiven for being unprepared a second time, according to information technology research and advisory company Gartner Inc.

Barnes & Noble on the Block? Get Ready, Amazon
August 4, 2010

The world's largest book retailer, Barnes & Noble, announced Tuesday that its board of directors is considering selling the company in order to increase shareholder value. As the bookseller explained today, the board has formed a team to evaluate "strategic alternatives" to make sure it's "taking advantage of [its] compelling digital opportunities."

Barnes & Noble Contemplates Sale of Company
August 4, 2010

A "for sale" sign may soon be hanging in the window of bookstore giant Barnes & Noble Inc., the company announced today. According to a press release issued this morning, Barnes & Noble's Board of Directors "intends to evaluate strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the company, in order to increase stockholder value.  The Board came to this decision based on the price of Barnes & Noble shares in the marketplace, which the Board believes are now significantly undervalued."

Disappointing Holiday Sales Contribute to B&N's Down Q3
December 31, 1969 at 7:00 pm

Barnes & Noble reported an 8.0% decline in third quarter sales. The retailer said that, with trends softening, it was lowering its revenue and earnings projections for the fiscal year ending in April.

Creators of Web Comic to Fund The Monster Alphabet Book Through Kickstarter
December 31, 1969

When I found out I was going to become a father, I wrote The Monster Alphabet. I wanted a book to read to my son that was filled with nerdy delight, and came up with an alphabet based off the monsters of legend. Initially, I wasn't sure what to do with it. I asked my art partner, Obsidian, if he'd be interested in drawing it, but time was a serious issue for us.