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  • Children's Sales Stay Hot in July

    Sales of adult books were down 2.2% in the first seven months of 2014, while the children's segment seems headed for a banner year with sales up 25.8% through July.

  • Big Losses, Big Questions for Amazon

    Amazon's release of its third quarter financial results Thursday afternoon gave analysts and investors lots to think about as the giant e-tailer posted a large quarterly loss, forecast the possibility of a loss for the fourth quarter and had slowing growth in its media segment.

  • Industry Stocks: September Performances

    September was a bad month for the Publishers Weekly Stock Index, with only two of the 13 companies on the PWSI seeing an increase in their stock prices.

  • AAP Monthly StatShot, May 2014

    With the notable exceptions of audio downloads and children’s/YA, sales were down through May compared to the first five months of 2013, based on figures supplied to the AAP by 1,209 publishers for its StatShot program.

  • Scholastic Has Higher Sales, Bigger Loss

    Revenue at Scholastic hit $283.8 million in the first quarter ended Aug. 31, 2014. This figure is up 3% over the same period a year ago. The net loss increased to $34.1 million from $29.9 million.

  • AAP Numbers Show Drop in Book Sales for May

    Book sales fell 1.6% in May, to $1.09 billion, compared to the same month last year. However, sales rose 2.3%, to $4.29 billion, for the first five months of the year, as compared to same period in 2013, according to the AAP’s monthly StatShot program.

  • Sales Up, Earnings Down at Wiley

    John Wiley reported that revenue for the first quarter ended July 31, 2014 rose 6.6%, to $437.6 million, while net income fell to $33.6 million from $35.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

  • Industry Stocks: August Performances

    With stock prices rising at eight companies and falling at five, the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose 5.5% in August, beating the increase in the Dow Jones Industrial Average by more than two percentage points.

  • 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.

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