Humour books boost 'good' first half for W H Smith

W H Smith has reported a 4% rise in group profits for the six months to end February 2017, with spoof humour titles the key driver of sales in its books business. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Humour books boost 'good' first half for W H Smith

W H Smith has reported a 4% rise in group profits for the six months to end February 2017, with spoof humour titles the key driver of sales in its books business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-13 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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Children's book sales boosted by half-term break

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Double The Book Bans In Half The Time: PEN America’s Latest Book Ban Report

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Good news for books: The Washington Post’s book section is back!

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Nemo the Library Fish’s New Job, La Revo Books, and More Good Book News This Week

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The Good Book's Not So Good Numbers

The 'State of the Bible' finds reading frequency is slumping although the use of apps and listening to audio versions of Scripture is on the rise. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Scottish Book Trust to donate half a million books to primary schools

Scottish Book Trust will give away half a million books to pupils in Primary 1-3 as part of Book Week Scotland, which is taking place this week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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National Book Tokens boosts Book Aid International

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Word-of-Mouth: Good Books or Just Great Books?

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Higher Prices Boost Book Sales in International Markets

Revenue in 12 of 16 overseas book markets rose last year, even as unit sales fell, according to a new joint report from Nielsen/GFK Entertainment. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Holiday Book Sales Have Another Good Week

Holiday sales of print books followed a small increase over Thanksgiving week with a 4.2% gain last week over the week ended December 3, 2022, at outlets that report to Circana BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Religion Book Sales Slipped 1.2% in First Half of 2023

The 1.2% decline was largely driven by a 4.1% drop in sales for hardcovers in the first six months of 2023, according to figures released by the AAP. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Share This Link 9 Times or Never Read a Good Book Again!

Share that link right now or ruin your reading life! Do it, do it now! Or, a brief history of chain letters. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Hachette Book Group Has Soft First Half of 2023

Sales at Hachette Book Group fell 8.6% in the first six months of 2023 compared to the first half of 2022, parent company Lagardère reported. Sales for all of Lagardère Publishing fell 2.5%, and profits dropped 16%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book Fairs Boost Scholastic Results in Fiscal 2023

In a week filled with bad book business news and a down year for the children's book market, Scholastic nonetheless delivered a generally upbeat financial report for its latest fiscal year—thanks in no small part to the company's booming book fair business. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book Sales Continue to Slow Down in First Half of 2023

Unit sales dipped 2.7% in the first half of 2023 and were down 8.5% from the midpoint of 2021. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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U.S. Book Show 2023: Tillie Walden and Jeff Smith on Putting Characters in Peril

Two Eisner Award winners—Tillie Walden and Jeff Smith—spoke with Comicsbeat.com editor-in-chief Heidi MacDonald at the U.S. Book Show on May 22 about their forthcoming work: Walden’s 'Clementine (Vol. 2)' and Smith’s companion to his long-running BONE comic book series, 'More Tall Tales.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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With a Boost from Adult Fiction, Print Book Sales Rose 1.3% Last Week

A combination of a 13.1% increase in the adult fiction category and flat sales in adult nonfiction was enough to lift unit sales of print books up 1.3% last week over the comparable week in 2022 at outlets that report to Circana BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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