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  • For Major Publishers, A Not-So-Profitable Six Months

    Publishers remained profitable in the first six months of this year, but margins slipped at four of the six major companies that report financial results, compared to the first half of 2013.

  • Children's Led PRH in First Half of 2014

    Penguin Random House posted total revenue of 1.46 billion euros in the first half of 2014 and operating EBITDA of 159 million euros.

  • HMH Trade Group Down in Second Quarter

    Sales in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt trade group fell 5% in the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, and the unit had an operating loss of $1.7 million.

  • Quarto Results Off in First Half of 2014

    Revenue at U.K.-based illustrated book publisher Quarto Group fell 3% in the first half of 2014, falling to $65.6 million. Operating profit dipped to $2.8 million from $3.0 million in the first six months of 2013.

  • Simon & Schuster Second Quarter Sales Rise 12%

    S&S reported a 12% rise in revenue in the second quarter of 2014, credited the growth to such print bestsellers as Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' and Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes.'

  • Harper Posts Big Earnings Jump

    HarperCollins finished a strong fiscal 2014 that ended June 30 with a 5% increase in revenue to $1.4 billion, while EBITDA jumped 39% to $197 million.

  • Chegg & Ingram Form Strategic Alliance

    As part of its transition to become a pure digital business, the higher education learning platform is partnering with Ingram on print textbooks.

  • Mixed Quarter for Courier

    Courier Corp. reported that revenue in the third quarter ended June 28, 2014 rose 5%, to $67.7 million. Net income slipped to $1.1 million, from $1.7 million in last year’s third quarter.

  • Industry Stocks: July Performers

    With a large decline on the last day of the month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.6% in July, and the overall market weakness contributed to a 3.6% decline for the Publishers Weekly Stock Index.

  • HBG Sales Rise 5.6% Despite Amazon’s 'Punitive' Actions

    Despite its dispute with Amazon, in the first six months of 2014 Hachette Book Group revenue rose 5.6% over sales in the first half of 2013.

  • Harlequin Results Down; Sale to Close in Days

    With Harlequin’s sale to HarperCollins expected to be completed before the end of the week, the publisher reported a decline in sales and earnings in the second quarter of 2014.

  • Kids' Drive Penguin Random House

    Pearson said that it booked adjusted operating profit of 18 million pounds for its 47% stake in Penguin Random House compared to 28 million pounds in the first six months of 2013.

  • Scholastic Completes Solid Fiscal 2014

    Total revenue at Scholastic rose 2% in the fiscal year ended May 31, 2014, to $1.82 billion, and operating income fell 7% to $63.1 million.

  • A Loss for Amazon

    Amazon sales in the second quarter rose 23%, to $19.34 billion, in line with analysts' expectations, but the net loss of $126 million was deeper than expected.

  • Monthly StatShot, March 2014

    The first quarter of 2014 was a mixed period for the book industry, based on sales reports from the 1,218 publishers that take part in AAP’s StatShot program.

  • E-book Sales Rose 4% in First Quarter

    Trade e-book sales rose 4.3% in the first quarter of 2014 to $387.9 million, according to AAP's monthly StatShot report.

  • First Quarter Results Jump at EDC

    Revenue at Educational Development Corp. rose 20%, to $7.2 million, in the first quarter ended May 31, 2014 compared to the first period of fiscal 2014. Earnings in the period jumped to $239,700 from $66,600 in last year's first quarter.

  • PWSI Down 10.2% In 2014 to Date

    Amazon is receiving lots of bad press in its dispute with Hachette Book Group, but executives and investors are likely more concerned that its stock price has been slipping since the beginning of the year.

  • The World's 56 Largest Book Publishers, 2014

    International wheeling and dealing has had little impact on the standing of the world's largest publishers.

  • Industry Sales Flat in 2013; Trade Dropped 2.3%

    Industry sales were just about flat in 2013, falling by less than 1%, to $27.01 billion, from $27.12 billion in 2012.

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