Industry Sales Dipped 1.4% in First Half of 2018

The 2018 sales decline was mainly due to a 13.6% drop in sales in the K-12 instructional materials segment. The two main consumer categories had gains with adult book sales up 4.2% and children’s/young adult sales inching up 0.3% over the first half of 2017. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Stocks Dipped in First Half of 2018

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Audio Publishers Association Survey: Nearly $1 Billion in 2018 Sales

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Sales, Earnings Drop in First Half of 2018 at PRH

Revenue fell 3.3% in the first half of 2018 compared to a year ago at Penguin Random House, and earnings dropped 17%. The decline was attributed mainly to the negative impact of foreign exchange rates. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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HBG Posts Gains in Sales and Earnings in First half of 2018

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Print Unit Sales Rose 2% in First Half of 2018

With unit sales of print books rising 4% in the adult nonfiction segment—the industry’s largest major category—total unit sales for the first half of 2018 increased 2% over the comparable period in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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US Industry Sales for Half of 2017: Looking Good, So Far

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Sales dip at Hachette UK in first half

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