Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:00
Profits at Irish-owned book and stationery retailer Eason & Son dropped 11.5% (€300,000) to €2.3m in the financial year to January 2014, down from €2.6m the previous year, in what it described as a "challenging" year.
Meanwhile core trading activities showed an operating loss of €3m.
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 08:50
Cambridge University Press has reported a sales increase of 5% at constant currency rates in the year to end April 2014, to a total of £263.4m. Its pre-tax operating surplus for the year stood at £8m.
However chief executive Peter Phillips said that the marked strengthening of sterling through the year had led to...
Tue, 12/08/2014 - 10:00
Illustrated book publisher Quarto has seen a fall in revenue and profits after what it described as a "tough" first half of 2014.
For the six months ending 30th June 2014, the Quarto Group had revenue of $65.6m (£39.1m), a 9% drop from $72.2m (£43.1m) in the same period on 2013. Underlying profit before taxation...
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:00
HarperCollins has seen worldwide revenue and profits rise across the past year, driven by sales of Veronica Roth's YA title Divergent.
For the 12 months ended 30th June 2014, HarperCollins recorded revenues of $1.43bn (£850m), a growth of 5% on 2013's figure, $1.37bn (£810m).
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:10
Simon & Schuster’s revenues increased by 11.6% to $211m for the second quarter of 2014, compared to the same period the year before, with the increase “driven by higher print book sales”.
The publisher’s parent company CBS said that digital books represented “a significant portion of sales”,...
Wed, 06/08/2014 - 15:15
Publishing Technology’s profit and revenue have been significantly hit in the second quarter.
Group revenues were down 10.3% to £7.61m and gross profit dropped 25.1% to £2.18m for the six months to 30th June 2014. However, the company said that “short-term issues” had “held back the results”...
Fri, 01/08/2014 - 13:45
Fnac, France's largest cultural product chain, has reported only a slight drop in turnover for the first half of this year, despite shrinking demand for consumer goods in all the markets where the group operates.
Turnover declined by 1.8%, or 1.1% on a like-for-like basis, to €1.64bn from €1.67bn in the same period of...
Fri, 01/08/2014 - 10:00
Hachette Book Group's e-book sales declined as a proportion of its overall business in the first half of 2014, and the impact of the Amazon/Hachette Book Group dispute may have contributed, Dominique D'Hinnin, co-managing partner of Lagardere SCA, has said.
In the US, net sales of e-books were down to 29% of trade net sales as...
Thu, 31/07/2014 - 08:50
Dutch publishing and information services company Wolters Kluwer has announced revenues down 1% to €1,716m for the six months to 30th June 2014 (€1,742m in same period 2013). Excluding the effect of exchange rate alterations, the result represents a rise of 2%, with 1% generated organically and 1% contributed by acquisitions/...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:50
Pearson has given a "competitive performance" in the last six months, but the impact of US and UK curriculum changes on business was "greater than expected", the company has said.
In the half year from February to July 2014, sales at the academic and educational publisher rose 2% to £2bn, primarily due...