Hanover, PA—Human Kinetics, a leading publisher of specialized health and physical activity content for students, researchers, and professionals, has partnered with Sheridan PubFactory to host all their journal content and develop a new Video platform to launch in 2019. Human Kinetics publishes more than 25 journals, over 500 textbook and trade book titles, and more…
An Authors Guild survey of more than 5,000 authors found they had a median income $6,080 in 2017. Excluding income from book-related activities such as speaking engagements, earnings from just books was $3,100.
Revenue in Scholastic's trade division increased 16% in the second quarter ended November 30, 2018, over the comparable period a year ago. For the entire company, revenue in the quarter rose 1% over last fiscal year’s second quarter and net income jumped 25.4%.
After the theft of $3.4 million by its former bookkeeper, the agency has shuttered and started liquidation proceedings. In a letter, agency principal Neil Olson apologized to his clients and said he had "simply run out of time and resources.”
In upholding a lower court ruling that ReDigi's attempt to create a service that could legally copy digital files for resale copyright infringement, the appeals court made the sale of used e-books all the more unlikely.
Sales of adult books were flat in October compared to October 2017, according to figures released by the AAP as part of its StatShot program. Sales in the children/young adult segment fell 6.8% in the month compared to 2017.
Despite declines in total sales and operating income, net income rose due to lower taxes, and B&NE CEO Michael Huseby said the company remains focused "on investing in digital growth platforms and offerings for the future."
Boosted by a new licensing agreement for '1984' and 'Animal Farm,' sales and earnings at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s trade division both soared in the third quarter ended September 30, 2018, over the comparable period a year ago.
After completing another solid quarter, Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy said that while business was soft in October because of distractions caused by the upcoming election, she believes sales will rebound after the midterm elections on November 6.