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  • BAM Posts 2014 Profit on 0.8% Sales Gain

    With comp store sales up 0.4% in the year, total revenue at Books-A-Million rose 0.8% over the previous year.

  • Charges Lead to Loss at Scholastic; Sales Up

    Revenue at Scholastic rose 2% in the third quarter, but a number of one-time charges led to a net loss of $22.1 million compared to a loss of $12.1 million in last year’s third quarter.

  • Profits Rose at Quarto

    Adjusted operating profit at the Quarto Group increased 10% in 2014, rising to $15.4 million from $14.0 million in 2013.

  • Industry Sales Rose 4.9% in 2014

    Total revenue for the 1,209 publishers who submit figures to the AAP’s StatShot program rose 4.9% in 2014. The increase was led by the children’s/young adult segment, while sales of adult books fell.

  • Regnery Purchase Boosts Salem Media

    Revenue in the publishing division of Salem Media Group more than doubled in 2014, to $26.8 million, thanks, in large part, to the 2014 acquisition of Eagle Publishing, parent company of Regnery Publishing.

  • Profits Fell 12% at Lagardere Publishing in 2014

    Profits at Lagardere Publishing, parent company of Hachette Book Group, fell to 197 million euros in 2014 from 223 million euros in 2013.

  • Profits Rose 14% at B&N in Third Quarter

    Net income increased 14% at Barnes & Noble in the third quarter ended January 31, 2015, to $72.1 million. Total revenue fell 1.7%, to $1.97 billion.

  • Industry Stocks: February Performances

  • Nebraska Book Co. Has Improved Third Quarter

    The Nebraska Book Company reported that revenue for the third quarter rose 10.7% over the comparable period in 2013, citing higher textbook rentals for the improved results.

  • Pearson Earns £69M in 2014 from Penguin Random Stake

    Pearson reported 2014 earnings of £69 million, after taxes, from its 47% stake in Penguin Random House. For the year Pearson reported total revenues of £4.8 billion and operating earnings of £720 million.

  • HMH Trade Ended 2014 with a Loss

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s trade division sales fell 4% in 2014 and it had a $2.9 million net loss in 2014 compared to net income of $6.5 million in 2013.

  • Sales, Earnings Fell at S&S in 2014

    Revenue at Simon & Schuster declined 3.8%, to $778 million, in 2014 while operating profit dropped 5.6%, to $101 million.

  • Big Drop in E-book Sales Led to Soft 2014 at HBG

    A stronger publishing lineup in 2013 and problems caused by the standoff with Amazon over sales terms resulted in a 4.8% decline in sales for the year at Hachette Book Group USA.

  • Rowman & Littlefield Has Record Year

    Acquisitions helped boost revenue at Rowman & Littlefield by 18 percent in 2014, CEO Jed Lyons reported. Sales at its affiliated company, National Book Network, were about even with 2013.

  • AAP Monthly StatShot, November 2014

  • Industry Stocks: January Performances

  • Harlequin Purchase Lifts Harper

    Driven by its acquisition of Harlequin, revenue rose 20% at HarperCollins in the second quarter ended December 31, 2014 over the comparable period in fiscal 2014, hitting $469 million.

  • Trade Sales Mixed in November

    Sales of adult trade books fell 7.8% in November compared to November 2013, while sales in the children/young adult segment rose 14.1%, according to AAP’s StatShot statistics program.

  • Indigo Third Quarter Profits Soar

    Earnings at Indigo Books & Music for the third quarter ended December 27, 2014 hit C$33 million compared to C$8.5 million in the same period in 2013.

  • Amazon Lost $241 Million on $88 Billion in Sales

    For the full year, sales increased 20% to $88.99 billion at Amazon, but the company had a net loss in the year of $241 million compared with net income of $274 million in 2013.

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