Publishers' First Quarter Generally Stronger Year-Over-Year

May 2010
Book Publishing Report;May2010, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the revenues and profits of trade publishing houses in which a rebound for the first quarter of 2010 is observed according to the "Book Publishing Report" (BPR). It says that profit increase of 53.7% is reported by four publishers including Simon & Schuster Inc., HarperCollins Publishers LLC, and Harlequin, even though their total revenue decreased. It states that Harlequin remained to exhibit increasing strength in its operating profit margin which increased to 20.1%.


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