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Adult Trade Sales Down in January, Kids' Up
March 14, 2019

Sales of adult trade books fell 7.3% in January compared to the first month of 2018, according to the AAP’s StatShot program. Sales in the children’s/young adult category rose 4.3%.

F+W Media Files Chapter 11, Will Sell Assets
March 12, 2019

A failed attempt to shift the magazine and book publisher's business to an e-commerce model has led F+W to sell both its books division, which has revenues of $22 million, and It's communities group, which had sales of almost $68 million.

Quarto Bottomline Improves Despite Sales Dip
March 11, 2019

In a year in which it replaced both its chairman and CEO and sold or closed a number of divisions, the Quarto Group reported that revenue in 2018 fell 2% from 2017. The company’s bottomline improved as adjusted profit rose to $10.3 million from $7.2 million a year ago.

B&N Q3 Sales Flat, Comps Rise 1.1%
March 6, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Total revenue at B&N in the third quarter ended January 26, 2019 was flat at $1.23 billion as retail sales rose 0.3% and Nook revenue fell 21%. Comparable sales were up 1.1%, but earnings fell slightly.

Traditional Book Business Drags Down Wiley in Q3
March 4, 2019 at 11:00 pm

In the Wiley publishing segment, the company reported that educational publishing revenue dropped 23% compared to last year’s third quarter, while STM and professional publishing revenue fell 20%. Overall sales for the company dropped 1%.

B&NE Q3 Sales Fell 8.8%
March 4, 2019 at 11:00 pm

The faster than expected move from physical textbooks to digital offerings was the key factor in a 8.8% revenue decline at Barnes & Noble Education for the quarter ended January 29.

Industry Stocks: February Performances
February 28, 2019 at 11:00 pm

With the stock prices of nine of the 11 companies on the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rising in February, the PWSI managed to eke out a 0.9% increase.

Sales Rose 10.6% in 2018 at HMH Trade
February 27, 2019 at 11:00 pm

The 2018 sales increase in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt trade group was led by higher licensing income. Meanwhile, the net loss for the entire company, which includes the education division, was cut to $90.5 million from $135.1 million in 2017.

PRH Had Solid 2018, Pearson Said
February 25, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Pearson, which owns a 25% stake in Penguin Random House, said the global trade publisher had a solid 2018 led by increased audiobook sales and stable print sales.

LSC Has Gain in Book Group
February 21, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Sales in LSC Communications' book division rose 3.2% in 2018 over 2017, to $1.06 billion.

S&S 2018 Profits Up, Despite Small Sales Decline
February 14, 2019 at 11:00 pm

A 7% decline in fourth quarter revenue led to a 0.6% drop in sales for the full year at Simon & Schuster. The publisher still posted a 6% increase in operating profits over 2017.

Trade Segment Was Industry Bright Spot in 2018
February 11, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Gains in the trade and religion segments were offset by declines in the other publishing categories, leading to a small (0.4%) decline in industry sales in 2018, according to the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program.

HC Sales, Earnings Up in Q2
February 8, 2019

Strong sales of digital audio were a key contributor to a 13% increase in profits at HarperCollins in the second quarter ended December 31, 2018. In discussing second quarter results, Robert Thomson, CEO of HC parent company News Corp, criticized Audible's domination of the downloadable audio market.

2018 Sales Fell 1.6% at Lagardère
February 7, 2019

Within the U.S., HBG CEO Michael Pietsch credited a 6.3% growth in the fourth quarter with helping the company to "another solid year of revenue growth."

Amazon's 2018 Sales Topped $232 Billion
February 1, 2019

The giant company's sales increased 31% in 2018 over 2017, and its operating income tripled to $12.4 billion. Among the many reasons cited for the big 2018 financial gains was the performance of Amazon’s third-party sellers.

Press Release: Human Kinetics to Re-Launch Journals and Build a New Video eLibrary Platform on PubFactory
January 17, 2019 at 10:37 am

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…

Industry Sales Flat Through November
January 15, 2019

According to the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program, sales from 1,374 reporting publishers were up 0.3% through November over the comparable period in 2017.