book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Tuesday 28th July

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

USA: A Quiet Start to 2014

Posted at 8:13AM Monday 12 May 2014

In an unusual occurrence, last week five companies with significant trade publishing operations all reported results for the three months ended Mar. 31, 2104. Revenue fell at four of the five publishers, but the 13.8% year-over-year sales gain posted by HarperCollins was enough to lift total sales from the five by 2.2%. Excluding HC, total sales for the group fell by about 8%. While each of the four publishers had a different explanation for its loss, S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy seemed to grasp the underlying issue when she observed that there were few new books in the quarter that really excited customers.

PW




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Book Trade News

Drop In Younger Children Visiting Libraries Is Worrying, Says Chris Riddell
www.theguardian.com

Children's laureate gives hand-drawn response to figures revealing 26% decline in five- to 10-year-olds who had used library in the past seven days

Hugo Rifkind And Samantha Ellis Named As Wingate Prize Judges
www.thejc.com

A leading journalist , an acclaimed novelist and a senior rabbi will be the judges for one of Anglo-Jewry's most prestigious literary prizes

Man Booker prize 2015 longlist: let the 'posh bingo' begin
www.theguardian.com

Who'll be on the longlist?

Best-selling True Crime Writer Ann Rule, Author Of 33 Books, Dies At Age 83
www.theguardian.com

Rule became famous with her novel The Stranger Beside Me, about working the late shift at a suicide hotline with notorious serial killer Ted Bundy

A Publishing Contract Should Not Be Forever
www.publishersweekly.com

US Authors Guild Urges More Book Contract Changes

Amazon launches music streaming service in the UK
www.bbc.co.uk

Amazon has entered the UK streaming market with the launch of Prime Music

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Children's Book Could Be Surprise Bestseller Of The Summer
  2. Guardian Not The Booker Prize Longlist Announced
  3. No Exit Press Short Story Writing Competition Longlist Announced
  4. Pearson To Sell Economist Group Stake
  5. The Myth Of The Lazy Writer
  6. E-books For Sale, But Not Selling, At Independent Booksellers
  7. HBO 'To Remake All Creatures Great And Small'
  8. Game Of Thrones Actors Forbidden From Reading The Books
  9. Amazon Reportedly Plotting 'Drive-thru' Grocery Stores
  10. Boris Johnson 'Signs £500k Book Deal' To Write Shakespeare Biography