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WATCHMAN and GREY Can't Save Books A Million From Another Tepid Second Quarter

Books-A-Million said sales for the second quarter ending August 1 dipped 0.4 percent to $107.9 million. Same-store sales dropped 0.3 percent, while their net loss of $5.8 million, or 41 cents per share, nearly doubled compared to a $3 million net loss a year ago. The quarterly results also include "higher…

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For Now, Profits Rise On Lower Sales for Mondadori's Publishing

As Italy's Mondadori waits on today's board review of their offer to buy the book publishing operations of rival RCS, the company reported results for the first half of 2015. Book division sales of 123 million euros were down 4.3 percent compared to 128.5 million euros a year ago, but…

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Amazon Stock Soars On Second Quarter Profit

Amazon reported second quarter results after the close of the market Thursday afternoon. Total sales grew 20 percent to $23.18 billion, while operating income was $464 million (compared to a loss of $15 million a year ago) and net profits were $92 million (compared to last year's net loss of $126 million).…

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Back to the Basics At Barnes: What's Been Lost In the eBook Era?

On or about September 1 Barnes & Noble Inc. will return to its roots as a chain of retail bookstores, following the spinoff of Barnes & Noble Education and the nearly-complete winding down of the Nook experiment. So we thought it would be interesting to turn back the reporting clock and see…

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Book Sales Fell Slightly at Barnes & Noble, As Nook Shed Employees

Barnes & Noble filed their full annual SEC report, subsequent to their basic earnings release last Thursday, which offers more specific details about the company's performance. Perhaps most relevant are the breakdowns on sales at the BN Retail unit. As reported last week, overall sales in this division decreased $186.9 million in…

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Barnes & Noble Finishes with Soft Quarter

Barnes & Noble reported fourth quarter fiscal 2015 results on Thursday morning, more or less in line with analysts' expectations, losing $19.4 million (37 cents a share) on sales of $1.184 billion. Sales fell in all three divisions and were down $138 million (or 10.4 percent) compared to a year…

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Books-A-Million Starts the Fiscal Year on a Downward Note; HMH Completes Scholastic Edtech Acquisition

Sales dropped $2 million (or 1.9 percent) at Books-A-Million in their fiscal first quarter, ending May 2, reaching $101.8 million for the period. Same-store sales also declined 0.9 percent down 2.5 percent, and the net loss of $5.3 million was marginally improved over the $5.6 million net loss for the…

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Indigo Sales Improve Throughout Q4 and Full Year

Canada's dominant bookseller Indigo reported fiscal fourth quarter sales (for the period ending March 28, 2015). Sales nudged up marginally, at $186.2 million CA, while the net loss of $13.9 million was slightly lower than the net loss of $14.4 million a year ago. The revenue growth was "partly offset…

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At Apple, App Store Grows and iPad Sales Decline

Apple reported fiscal second quarter sales after the close of the market on Tuesday, with strong iPhone sales and a rapidly expanding customer base in China continuing to drive the company to excellent results. iPad sales continued their decline, moving 12.6 million units -- compared to 16.3 million units a…

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Media Remains Moderate At Amazon; With Reports from Google and Pearson

Amazon reported first quarter sales through the end of March after the close of the market on Thursday: Net sales rose 15 percent to $22.72 billion, with a net loss of $57 million, or 12 cents a share -- slightly ahead of analysts' expectations for the company. Media sales (the category in…

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