Revenues Up for Children's, YA & Education Publishers; Overall Trade Declines
July 28, 2016 at 11:12 am

Washington, DC - Publishers’ revenues were up Feb. 2016, compared to Feb. 2015. Despite gains in Children's/YA Books and Religious Presses, a decline in Adult Books meant an overall decline for Trade books of 0.9% Feb. 2016 vs. Feb. 2015 and 8.2% year-to-date vs. 2015.  Also within trade, downloaded audio and print formats continued to…

Bloomsbury Revenues Up 9% Last Quarter
July 14, 2016 at 2:04 pm

Bloomsbury's total revenues have increased by 9% year-on-year in the three months ended 31st May 2016, driven by the children's publishing sector within its consumer division, the publisher revealed in a trading update this morning (13th July). Meanwhile, the company anticipates an increase of £500,000 in profit from its Australian market from March 2017. Bloomsbury's…

2015 U.S. Book Publishing Revenue Flat; Print Sales Rise as Ebook Sales Decline
July 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Yesterday the Association of American Publishers (AAP) released its annual Statshot report for 2015, tracking the net revenue of the U.S. book market. While overall publishing revenue remained flat, decreasing 0.6% from 2014 to $27.78 billion, the AAP painted a positive picture of the year-end results. Sales of print formats, particularly in trade publishing, increased,…

Press Release: Book Sales Down at the Start of 2016, Ebooks Decline
June 27, 2016 at 2:32 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — June 27, 2016 —  Publishers’ revenues were down Jan. 2016, compared to Jan. 2015. Trade publishing had double-digit declines in Childrens/YA Books and Adult Books, while Religious Presses had modest gains. Notably, ebook sales had another steep decline with reporting publisher sales declining nearly 25%, compared to Jan. 2015. Big Picture Data:…

How Will ‘The Brexit’ Impact Book Publishing?
June 24, 2016 at 1:08 pm

Yesterday the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, and the long-discussed Brexit became a reality. Many authors and publishers have taken to twitter to voice their concern and disapproval, equating the Brexit as a move away from inclusiveness and tolerance.

Press Release: Barnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2016 Results; Store Sales Are Flat
June 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm

NEW YORK — June 22, 2016 — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today reported sales and earnings for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full-year ended April 30, 2016. Retail sales, which include Barnes & Noble stores and, were $850 million for the quarter and $4.0 billion for the full year, decreasing 2.2%…

Press Release: Wiley Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Results
June 15, 2016 at 2:45 pm

HOBOKEN, N.J. — June 14, 2016 — John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb) has reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 results. Full year revenue and EPS results match guidance for flat revenue and EPS excluding the transitional (non-cash) impact of shifting to time-based journal subscriptions, foreign exchange, and certain charges and…

Latest from Author Earnings: Bigger Data Set, More Profitable Authors
June 6, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Calling their latest Author Earnings report “definitive” might seem risky. After all, Data Guy and Hugh Howey’s quarterly reports will always change, with new data. If we ever get the “final answer” that Merriam-Webster calls “definitive,” it will mean that All Literature has become backlist—much of it heavenly, some of it hellish. Charon and I will come…

Big Publishing Is Not as Big Anymore
May 24, 2016 at 1:58 pm

According to Publisher’s Weekly, a report by the Association of American Publishers’ shows that overall publishing industry sales fell by 2.6% last year when compared to figures from 2014. Now that we have a clearer picture of the industry’s struggles in 2015, we can tell that sales declined in five of the seven major markets.…