Holidays Push Books Back Up, Though Not Enough

March 2010
Book Publishing Report;Mar2010, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p8
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the rebound in the U.S. trade publishing industry during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2009. It says that the operating profit of Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. increased to 66.1% due to its electronic book (e-book) strategy. It mentions that HarperCollins Publishers LLC's profits show improvement over the 81.7% deficit at the end of the third quarter (Q3) in 2009. It adds that the sales of Simon & Schuster Inc. declined 7.5% and operating profit dropped 46% compared to 2008.


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