Finance

Adult Sales Up, Kids' Sales Down In First Nine Months of 2017
February 7, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Sales of adult trade books inched up 0.4% in the first nine months of 2017, over the same period in 2016, according to estimated released by the AAP’s StatShot program. Sales in the children’s/young adult segment fell 3.5% in the nine-month period compared to 2016.

HC Earnings Rise 7% in Q2 on 1% Sales Gain
February 7, 2018 at 11:00 pm

The positive impact of currency fluctuations, plus higher backlist sales in its children's division, led to a 1% revenue rise at HarperCollins this past quarter.

Industry Stocks: January 2018 Performances
February 2, 2018

The Publishers Weekly Stock Index dipped 1.5% in January, substantially underperforming compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which rose 5.8%.

Amazon Sales Soared in 2017
February 1, 2018

Amazon's revenue in 2017 jumped 31% over 2016, but operating income fell 2%. The company sees more huge sales gains in the first quarter of 2018, but no earnings increase.

Publishing Revenue at IDW Fell in Fiscal 2017
January 30, 2018

IDW Media reported that sales in its publishing group fell 12.1% in fiscal 2017 compared to fiscal 2016, but that it expects improved results in the current year.

'Worst Is Behind,' Says Federation of European Publishers
January 19, 2018

Members of the Federation of European Publishers sold $28 billion worth of books in 2016, the same as 2015, signaling that the industry has finally stabilized following the uncertainty of the 2008 financial crash.

Adult Trade Sales Dipped in August
December 20, 2017

Sales of adult books slipped 0.3% in August in 2017 compared to a year ago, while sales in the children’s/young adult segment rose 2.9% in the month.

Scholastic Q2 Sales, Earnings Fall
December 13, 2017

Scholastic second quarter results held no surprises: sales and earnings fell compared to a year ago due to the lack of a new Harry Potter title.

Acquisitions Lift Q2 Results at B&N Education
December 6, 2017

As sales from textbooks continued to decline in Barnes & Noble Education's second quarter ended October 28, 2017 compared to a year ago, two purchases made in the calendar year boosted sales and earnings.