EDC Has First Quarter Decline in Sales and Earnings

Total revenue at Educational Development Corp. dropped 8% in the first quarter of fiscal 2020, to $27.6 million, from the comparable period a year ago. Earnings, meanwhile, fell from $1.8 million a year ago to $1.3 million. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales, Earnings Rose at PRH in 2018

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S&S 2018 Profits Up, Despite Small Sales Decline

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Licensing Drives a Quarter of Children’s Book Sales, Says New Research

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HC Sales, Earnings Up in Q2

Strong sales of digital audio were a key contributor to a 13% increase in profits at HarperCollins in the second quarter ended December 31, 2018. In discussing second quarter results, Robert Thomson, CEO of HC parent company News Corp, criticized Audible's domination of the downloadable audio... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hachette hails 'very strong' fourth quarter as Lagardère reports 2018 decline

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Wiley Q2 Sales and Earning Fall

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