Job Cuts, Consolidation Continue, As K-12, College Publishers Strive To Improve Operating Performance
- Layoffs follow Nelson's purchase of Harcourt's K-12 division. Weiler, Derek // Quill & Quire;Jun2005, Vol. 71 Issue 6, p18
The article reports that Thomson Nelson's purchase of the educational publishing division of Harcourt Canada, which produces texts for elementary and high-school students, has quickly resulted in mass layoffs at Harcourt. Harcourt U.S. spokesperson Rick Blake told Q&Q Omni that 31 layoffs are...
- Industry Weighs Retail Shakeout of 2001. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;6/4/2001, Vol. 248 Issue 23, p9
Reports on the closure and downsizing of book retailers in the United States in 2001. Book stores that suffered business failures; Factors which contributed to business failures; Reaction of book publishers to the decline in the book industry.
- Chrysalis cuts jobs at books arm. // Printing World;8/11/2005, Vol. 291 Issue 6, p13
Reports on media group Chrysalis' plans to cut jobs in an attempt to improve profitability at its books division. Launching of a consultation period; Departure from the children's and promotional book publishing sector.
- Competition Heats Up in Adoption States for Slices of Math Pie, the Largest Adoption Opportunity in '04. // Educational Marketer;2/9/2004, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p1
Reports on the competition among mathematics publishers in the K-12 market in the U.S. resulting to the commitment of schools to buying math textbooks. Restriction on purchasing in math to math for technologies in South Carolina; Highlights of 2004 math adoption. INSET: Highlights of 2004 Math...
- In Tough Year, K-12 Industry Pulled Off Sales Increase of 2.5%. // Educational Marketer;2/9/2004, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p2
Focuses on the revenue gain experienced by K-12 publishers in the U.S. in 2003. Total amount of net sales of basal textbook programs and supplementary materials; Factors contributing to the increase. INSET: U.S. K-12 Instructional Materials Sales, December and Year End....
- Only Weekly Reader Posts Increase as WRC Media Revenue Declines. // Educational Marketer;2/9/2004, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p5
Analyzes the financial performance of New York City-based K-12 supplemental publisher WRC Media for 2003. Decline in revenue; Company's effort to pursue new financing to help it meet its financial expectations. INSET: WRC Media Financial Results(1) Year End, Ended Dec. 31, 2003 ....
- College Market Growth Slowed in 2003, Revenue up 3.6% over 2002. // Educational Marketer;2/9/2004, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p8
Analyzes the slow growth in college publishing industry in the U.S. in 2003. Factors contributing to the slow growth; Sales outlook for year 2004. INSET: U.S. College Instructional Materials Sales, December and Year ....
- Adoption State Textbook Sales Fall In Feb.; Total YTD Sales Up 5.8%. // Educational Marketer;4/12/2004, Vol. 35 Issue 11, p4
Reports on the financial performance of K-12 publishers of textbooks in the U.S. in January and February 2003. Decline of the sales of 6-12 textbooks in the same period in adoption states; Increase of sales in non-adoption states;
- Harcourt Leads In Potential Orders In 2004 Florida Math Adoption. // Educational Marketer;4/19/2004, Vol. 35 Issue 12, p7
Reports on the indication of Harcourt Brace & Co. among book publishers to lead in orders for the 2004 Florida Math Adoption Show in Orlando, Florida. Report of school districts on titles they intend to purchase on the state Instruction Materials Reporting Web site; Strength of Harcourt in K-5...