Reader's Digest Wraps Up Flat Year; Books Are Fun Challenged
- New efforts to turn around RD. // Publishers Weekly;7/21/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 29, p107
Reports on Reader's Digest's efforts to turn around its poor financial state. The introduction of new initiatives; The expectation of slow return of profits; The executive changes that have occurred.
- RD restructuring looks to cut $350 million in costs. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;9/21/1998, Vol. 245 Issue 38, p10
Reports that Reader's Digest plans to cut its expense base up to $350 million over the next three years. Elimination of hundreds of positions; Number of worldwide employees; Plans to cut its dividends and sell art pieces; Other plans to cut expenses; Elimination of unproductive businesses; Cost...
- Publisher stocks: April performances. // Publishers Weekly;5/12/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 19, p12
Presents charts of the winners and losers of the Publishers Weekly Stock Index (PWSI) in 1997. April as the fourth consecutive month that the stock index fell; PWSI down by 3.9 percent compared to an increase of 6.5 percent for the Dow Jones industrial average; Reader's Digest, among the...
- Two Big Players Show Better Results For Start of 2003. // Book Publishing Report;4/28/2003, Vol. 28 Issue 17, p1
Reports the financial performance of Amazon.com Inc. and Reader's Digest (RD) Association Inc. for the first quarter of 2003 in the U.S. Percentage increase of the revenue generated by Amazon.com; Factors contributing to the growth of Amazon.com; Reason for the improvement of the profitability...
- Publishers' margins continue to improve in '97. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;8/10/1998, Vol. 245 Issue 32, p232
Reports on an increase in profit margins for a number of publicly traded book publishers for fiscal year 1997. Times Mirror as the publisher with the biggest profit improvements; Operating losses of Harcourt Brace and Reader's Digest; Increased operating margins for Scholastic and Waverly.
- PRINTING, PUBLISHING & ALLIED INDUSTRIES. // U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Paper & Packaging;2003 1st Quarter, p50
The article presents a quarterly review of printing, publishing and allied industries in the U.S. It also provides statistical data for factors that were calculated such as revenue and price, input costs, gross operating profit and many others.
- NEWSPAPER, BOOK, AND DIRECTORY PUBLISHERS. // U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Information Services;2006 2nd Quarter, p150
Several charts are presented that list the quarterly and annual revenue and price, input costs and gross operating profit of newspaper, book and directory publishers in the U.S.
- Scholastic, With YTD Revenue Down 9.6%, Bolsters Management Team In Education-Related Biz. // Educational Marketer;4/4/2005, Vol. 36 Issue 10, p1
Reports on the financial performance of Scholastic Children's Book for the third quarter ended February 28, 2005 in the U.S. Revenues of the company; Totality of the company's operating profit; Percentage decline of the company's revenue.
- Archant's purchases fail to halt sliding interim profits. // Printing World;8/18/2005, Vol. 291 Issue 7, p12
Reports on the financial performance of magazine publisher Archant as of July 2005. Increase in revenues; Decrease in pre-tax profits; Turnover in the magazine divisions.