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Earnings Jumped 29% in Q3 at HarperCollins
May 9, 2019

Strong sales of Christian books, backlist titles, and downloadable audiobooks led to a 29% increase in earnings at HarperCollins in the quarter ended March 31, 2019, over the comparable period last year.

Trade Sales, Earnings Up in Q1 at HMH
May 9, 2019

Led by higher licensing revenue, sales at HMH Books & Media rose 11.2% in the first quarter of 2019 over the comparable period in 2018. Sales of print books fell in the quarter.

HBG Has Q1 Sales Gain
May 7, 2019

Revenue at Hachette Book Group rose 3.3% in the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, over the comparable period in 2018.

Operating Income Soars at Amazon
April 26, 2019

The e-tailer's operating income jumped in the first quarter of 2019, rising to $4.4 billion, from $1.9 billion, in the first period of 2018.

The GSU E-reserves Case Lumbers On
April 19, 2019

Will the third time be the charm in the Georgia State University e-reserves case? With an April 26 deadline for reply briefs looming in the now 11-year-old copyright case, it's any observer's guess.

Trade Books Post Good February Sales
April 17, 2019

Sales of adult trade books rose 6.6% in February over February 2018 after slumping in January, while sales of children/young adult books had a second consecutive month of good sales increases, according to the AAP.

Librarian of Congress Names Karyn Temple Register of Copyrights
March 27, 2019

Temple had been serving as Acting Register since October, 2016, earning positive reviews. "Karyn has done a superb job as Acting Register for the last two-and-a-half years,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, in a statement announcing the appointment.

Book Sales Flat at Hudson in 2018
March 27, 2019

While sales in Hudson Group's literature category dropped 5% in 2018 compared to 2017, book sales were about flat with 2017. Hudson operates about 60 bookstores in airports and sells books in another 500 of Hudson's 1,082 locations.

European Parliament Approves Controversial Copyright Overhaul
March 26, 2019

By a 348 to 278 margin, the European Parliament voted to approve a sweeping copyright reform bill celebrated by publishers and media companies, but which critics say could harm free expression online and fundamentally alter the way the internet works.

Sales, Earnings Rose at PRH in 2018
March 26, 2019

Revenue at Penguin Random House rose 1.9% in 2018 over 2017 and earnings increased 1.3%. PRH global CEO Markus Dohle said he expects to see more gains in 2019 due in part to more increases in digital audio sales and expanding global book markets.

Scholastic Q3 Revenue Boosted by Trade Group
March 21, 2019

Revenue rose 4% at Scholastic in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 over the comparable period a year ago, but higher costs caused the publisher to say its earnings for the full year will come in at the lower end of its forecast.

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.

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.

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%.