TITLE

Holidays Push Books Back Up, Though Not Enough

PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Book Publishing Report;Mar2010, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
58650438

 

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