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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.

New Guild Report Finds More Declines in Author Earnings
January 7, 2019

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.

Print Unit Sales Increased 1.3% in 2018
January 4, 2019

Unit sales of print books rose 1.3% in 2018 over 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. According to BookScan, units topped 695 million in the 52-week period ended December 29.

Industry Stocks Took a Big Hit in 2018
January 4, 2019

Last year was a bad one for stocks...and it was particularly tough for the 11 companies that make up the Publishers Weekly Stock Index.

Scholastic Trade Sales Rose 16% in Q2
December 20, 2018

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%.

Donadio & Olson Files for Bankruptcy
December 18, 2018

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.”

Appeals Court Shoots Down Digital Resale in ReDigi Case
December 12, 2018

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.

Adult Book Sales Flat in October; Kids' Down 6.8%
December 6, 2018

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.

Wiley Q2 Sales and Earning Fall
December 5, 2018

Revenue at John Wiley & Sons fell 1% in the second quarter ended October 31, compared to the same period a year ago.

Q2 Sales Dropped 8.1% at Barnes & Noble Education
December 4, 2018

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."

Regnery Revenue Up in Q3
November 13, 2018

Revenue at Regnery Publishing rose in the third quarter of 2018, which ended September 30, parent company Salem Media reported. The gain at Regnery, however, was offset by a 10.4% decline in sales in Salem's self-publishing division.

Indigo Q2 Sales Slip, Loss Increases
November 8, 2018

Indigo CEO Heather Reisman attributed the sales decline and higher loss in the quarter to the chain's continued investment in renovating its stores.

Licensing Deal Boosts Q3 Results at HMH Trade Group
November 8, 2018

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.

HC Profits Soared 42% in Q1 of Fiscal 2019
November 8, 2018

Strong backlist sales, in addition to a 55% jump in sales of digital audiobooks, led to a 42% increase in earnings at HarperCollins in the quarter ended September 30, 2018, over the comparable period a year ago.

HBG Has 'Sparkling' Third Quarter
November 8, 2018

Sales at the Hachette Book Group rose 5.1% in the third quarter of 2018 over the same period a year ago, led by backlist sales and a number of good frontlist performances, including Sally Field’s 'In Pieces.'

Industry Stocks: October 2018 Performances
November 2, 2018 at 1:00 am

Stock prices at only two of the 11 companies on the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose in October, Barnes & Noble and Educational Development Corp.

S&S Q3 Earnings Rise on Sales Gain
November 1, 2018 at 1:00 am

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.