Trade Division Bright Spot in Bad Year for HMH

Sales in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's trade division rose 0.7% in 2016 over 2015, but revenue for the entire company fell 3% and its net loss jumped. Company executives promised to cut costs in 2017. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade Sales Were a Bright Spot In a Dark Year for Sales

A 1.5% increase in trade sales wasn't enough to offset declines overall industry sales in 2016. which saw a 5.1% fall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade Unit Bright Spot for HMH

Sales in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's trade division rose 5.9% in the the third quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to a year ago. With sales in the education group down, total revenue at HMH dropped 7% in the quarter. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Trade Segment Was Industry Bright Spot in 2018

Gains in the trade and religion segments were offset by declines in the other publishing categories, leading to a small (0.4%) decline in industry sales in 2018, according to the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HMH Trade Group for Sale; Archer Departs

In an attempt to become a "pure-play learning technology company," HMH is looking to sell its trade group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media. Group president Ellen Archer has left the company. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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'It's a mega year!': book trade braces for autumn onslaught of major new titles

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Frankfurter Buchmesse Fetes Bärbel Becker on 39 Years at the Trade Show

Praised by colleagues for her 'pragmatic approach, creativity and efficiency,' Frankfurt's Bärbel Becker goes into retirement. The post Frankfurter Buchmesse Fetes Bärbel Becker on 39 Years at the Trade Show appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bad Form Young Writers’ Prize launches with trade support

Bad Form, the quarterly literary review magazine, is launching a new prize for young black, Asian, Arab and other non-white fiction writers based in the UK, with support from across the publishing industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Poet and comedian Derrick C. Brown finds the bright spots in quarantine life

For National Poetry Month, Brown launched “Goodnight America,” a weekly series of live performances on Zoom that combine poetry, comedy and lullabies. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Galway's Kennys Bookshop marks 80 years of trade

The independent family-run Kennys Bookshop & Art Gallery in Galway, Ireland, is celebrating 80 years in business this year after attributing its success to "innovation and experience". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Damp, wrinkly, virile: Here are this year’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award nominees.

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Children/YA Bright Spot In Soft August

The children/young adult category was one of only two categories that posted a sales increase this August over August 2018, according to AAP’s StatShot program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Castrén hopes new formats will boost Finnish market five years after guest spot

The head of Otava Publishing, one of Finland’s largest books beasts as well as an owner of its biggest bookshop chain, says the domestic market has been ‘bipolar’—but reckons new formats present a massive opportunity for brave publishers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hachette and PRH battle it out for The British Book of the Year trade awards

Hachette and Penguin Random House are leading The British Book Awards’ trade shortlists with 11 nominations each, with Hachette managing hat-tricks in both the Imprint and Publisher of the Year categories. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sales Rose 10.6% in 2018 at HMH Trade

The 2018 sales increase in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt trade group was led by higher licensing income. Meanwhile, the net loss for the entire company, which includes the education division, was cut to $90.5 million from $135.1 million in 2017. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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HMH Trade Forms Audiobook Unit

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HMH Trade in Realignment

An HMH spokesperson said the realignment included "a limited set of position eliminations, as well as the creation of new roles to meet our business goals." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Trade Sales Shine Bright Through September

The trade and religion segments continued to be the industry’s bright spots through September, according to figures released by the AAP through its StatShot program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Bright Agency launches film and TV division

The Bright Agency is launching an in-house film and TV division and has hired Courtney Arumugam, formerly of Mattel Creations, to match Bright’s creators with studios and broadcasters. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Trade Remained Publishing’s Brightest Spot in 2017

Trade sales have grown steadily over the last five years—even as other major segments continue to have their struggles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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