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Simon & Schuster Has Strong Finish to the Year

Simon & Schuster built on a small gain in the third quarter for a big gain in the fourth quarter that lifted full-year sales just above the previous year, by $2 million. Fourth quarter sales of $233 million were $18 million (or 8 percent) ahead of the same quarter a…

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Lagardere Publishing Rises On Euro and France; HBG Rebounds In Fourth Quarter

Lagardere reported fourth quarter sales after the close of the market in France on Wednesday (profits will be reported next month, in the European tradition). A strong final quarter gives a solid boost to their 2015 performance: Sales for the quarter were €631 million -- compared to €537 million euros…

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People, Etc.

Amelia "Molly" Atlas has been promoted to agent at ICM, where she has worked since 2006. Rachel Bader joins Random House Children's as director, licensing, charged with building a consumer products licensing business for the division, reporting to Barbara Marcus. She was most recently director of licensing for Prometheus Global Media. At…

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Briefs: Harper Pairs with Temple Hill, Final Days for St. Mark's, and More

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey's film production company Temple Hill Entertainment has a new publishing agreement with HarperCollins in which the producers will "generate original ideas and opportunities for books and series," that Harper will publish under the Temple Hill Publishing banner. Petersen Harris at Temple Hill will serve as their vp, publishing…

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The Last Day for the Best Prices for Digital Book World

As noted before, if Digital Book World is on your calendar for next month (March 7 – 9, at the Hilton in NYC), make sure to lock in your tickets today before the last main price break expires tonight. Use our special PL registration link to save literally hundreds of dollars off…

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Bloomsbury UK Withdraws Book On Church of England -- To Little Notice

Last week, Bloomsbury UK recalled all review copies and withdrew from a planned February 11 publication That Was The Church That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People, by Andrew Brown and Linda Woodhead. Part of what's remarkable is how little press coverage the unusual move drew. We…

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From Headlines to Expert Sessions: Lock In The Early DBW Prices

As we have noting, your best chance to save money on the upcoming Digital Book World in NYC (March 7 – 9) expires on Monday -- and please use our special PL registration link to save literally hundreds of dollars off the posted individual ticket prices. Conference chair Mike Shatzkin explains…

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General Growth CEO "Clarifies" Amazon Comments In the Vaguest Way

CEO of mall operator General Growth Properties Sandeep Mathrani was forced to put out a statement Wednesday afternoon after generating a firestorm of media with his casual reference to Amazon's "goal...as I understand" to open hundreds of physical bookstores. The funny part is that the statement is titled, "General Growth…

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On Cue: Waterstones' Annual Retreat From Forecasts of Profit

Waterstones has filed financial results for the fiscal year through April 2015, and managing director James Daunt is engaging in his annual dance of walking back the bold proclamations he made to an always-eager press during the important holiday sales period. Amazingly, our analysis right now is exactly the same…

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Indigo Celebrates Big Holiday Quarter

Canada's dominant physical bookseller Indigo reported fiscal third quarter sales, through December 26, with revenue up 12.9 percent to $383 million (a $44 million gain), and net earnings of $52.8 million, up sharply from $33 million a year ago. Those gains came even though the chain had one less superstore and four…

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