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    Unit sales of print books rose 3% in the quarter ended April 5, 2015, compared to the first quarter of 2014, at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan.

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    McGraw-Hill Global Education had net income of $3.8 million last year compared to a loss of $89.4 million in 2013. Sales rose 4%.

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  • Industry Stocks: March Performances

    After the stock prices of all 13 companies on the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose in February, there was much more of a split verdict in March, when prices rose at seven companies but fell at six.

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    Total revenue at Penguin Random House rose 25.2% in 2014 to 3.32 billion euros, while EBITDA increased 24.5% to 452 million euros.

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  • Charges Lead to Loss at Scholastic; Sales Up

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    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.

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