Clarke steps down from W H Smith as group reports strong sales

Stephen Clarke is stepping down as group chief executive at W H Smith with high street m.d. Carl Cowling to take on the role, as the group reports strong sales in its latest report.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-21 07:15:56 UTC ]
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Blackwell's reports 'strong' Christmas sales

Blackwell's has reported "strong" Christmas sales with the chain's online business enjoying a "buoyant" trading period.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-13 17:46:29 UTC ]
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Bertelsmann reports highest nine-month group sales since 2007

Penguin Random House's parent company Bertelsmann has reported its highest nine-month group sales since 2007, with a 2.4% rise in revenue year-on-year to €12.4bn. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Spoof humour books help W H Smith to 'strong' Christmas sales

Sales of spoof humour books helped W H Smith to achieve a “strong” performance over its Christmas trading period, with the company’s chief executive Stephen Clarke saying that group profit growth for the year is now “slightly ahead of plan”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookstores report strong sales for 2012

Sales at independent bookstores rose almost 8 percent during the year, according to data from about 500 stores. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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W H Smith reports high street book sales increase

W H Smith has announced that it expects full-year results to be at the top end of market... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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B&N Reports Falling Sales in Fiscal 2017 Report

The country's largest book chain said sales dropped 6.5% in the fiscal year, ended April 29. Barnes & Noble reported lower losses in its Nook division, however, which led to a jump in operating income. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Strong growth for Bloomsbury's adult division, as coronavirus buffets sales

April 2020 year‐to‐date revenue at Bloomsbury Publishing has fallen just 3%, the company has reported as part of its full-year results announcement, with print revenues at 87% of last year’s sales and academic digital revenues up by over 52% year on year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-19 21:51:31 UTC ]
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PRH field sales director Faiers retires, Dougall steps up

PRH UK field sales director John Faiers is retiring after a 33-year publishing career, while Elspeth Dougall will step up to a new role following his departure. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-18 14:38:31 UTC ]
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Quad/Graphics Reports $12M Loss Amid Declining Sales in Q1

Quad/Graphics posted a net loss of $12.4 million in the first quarter of 2020, the Wisconsin-based commercial printer reported on Wednesday, a significant improvement over its $22.8 million net loss in Q1 of 2019. Net sales dropped 14.4% year-over-year to $823 million, the company said, a... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-05-06 18:09:12 UTC ]
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Egmont group reports 'good year' but prepares for 'challenging' 2020

Scandinavian media group Egmont has reported a "good year" in its latest financial results with a record revenue of €1.7bn in 2019, but has warned 2020 is expected to be a "challenging year" due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-13 10:30:18 UTC ]
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Report: EBay seeking bids for Classifieds Group at activist investors' urging

EBay Inc. is making plans to sell its international classifieds arm, eBay Classifieds Group, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing unnamed sources. According to the Journal, Classifieds could be worth around $10 billion. The private equity firms TPG and Blackstone Group Inc., as well... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-02-21 21:52:59 UTC ]
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Richardson promoted at HQ as Thomas and Smith step up

HarperCollins has made a string of promotions in its HQ and Mills & Boon publicity team with Lucy Richardson becoming head of publicity, while Joe Thomas and Isabel Smith also step up. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-18 21:48:45 UTC ]
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Amazon Reports Record Early Holiday Sales

Led by such categories and toys and fashion, Amazon had record sales between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. One book managed to make it onto the company's top-selling items over the period. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales Up 15% in Salem's Publishing Group in Q3

Led by a solid quarter by Regnery, sales in Salem Media Group's publishing division rose 15.8% in the third quarter of 2019 over the comparable period last year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Strong year for Children's publishing as W H Smith unveils Books of the Year

W H Smith has unveiled its Books of the Year, with the retailer recognising two children's books for the first time.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-13 15:22:56 UTC ]
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Blackwell's reports third year of growth as sales rise to £58.3m

Blackwell’s has reported a third consecutive year of growth, with sales of £58.3m for the financial period ending 29th June 2019, up from £57m the previous year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-04 03:38:15 UTC ]
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'Strong' UK interest as Patricia Highsmith's diaries up for sale

Several UK publishers have their eyes on the UK rights to novelist Patricia Highsmith’s extensive diaries, which will for the first time tell of the author’s “heart-break, difficult choices, hard-won professional triumphs and a furiously fast-paced social life”.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-31 19:04:45 UTC ]
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WH Smith to buy second US travel retailer; High Street book sales fall 5%

WH Smith has announced it is to buy US indie travel retailer Marshall Retail Group (MRG) for $400m. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 21:24:24 UTC ]
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PNBA 2019: Strong Sales Make for Upbeat Show

With a good summer and the beginnings of a strong fall, booksellers at this year's Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association annual trade show, were decidedly upbeat. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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