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    With the notable exceptions of audio downloads and children’s/YA, sales were down through May compared to the first five months of 2013, based on figures supplied to the AAP by 1,209 publishers for its StatShot program.

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    Revenue at Scholastic hit $283.8 million in the first quarter ended Aug. 31, 2014. This figure is up 3% over the same period a year ago. The net loss increased to $34.1 million from $29.9 million.

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    Book sales fell 1.6% in May, to $1.09 billion, compared to the same month last year. However, sales rose 2.3%, to $4.29 billion, for the first five months of the year, as compared to same period in 2013, according to the AAP’s monthly StatShot program.

  • Sales Up, Earnings Down at Wiley

    John Wiley reported that revenue for the first quarter ended July 31, 2014 rose 6.6%, to $437.6 million, while net income fell to $33.6 million from $35.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

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    With stock prices rising at eight companies and falling at five, the Publishers Weekly Stock Index rose 5.5% in August, beating the increase in the Dow Jones Industrial Average by more than two percentage points.

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    Sales in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt trade group fell 5% in the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, and the unit had an operating loss of $1.7 million.

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    Revenue at U.K.-based illustrated book publisher Quarto Group fell 3% in the first half of 2014, falling to $65.6 million. Operating profit dipped to $2.8 million from $3.0 million in the first six months of 2013.

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