Trade Leads Q1 Sales at Scholastic

Scholastic got the fiscal year 2019 off to a good start with sales in the first quarter ended August 31, up 15% over the comparable period in fiscal 2018, hitting $218.4 million. The operating loss was cut to $83.8 million, down from $101.8 million a year ago. The sales gain was mainly fueled by the company’s children’s book publishing and distribution group, where revenue rose 40% over the comparable quarter last year. Part of the increase—$12 million—was due to an accounting change, but sales grew in all three segment of the group.
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Star-Studded Author Events at Barnes & Noble in October: Tony Bennett, John Cena, Sonia Sotomayor, Nicholas Sparks, and Many More Big Names

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced October’s high-profile lineup of events, featuring bestselling authors, award-winning musicians and actors, and top chefs. Next month, fans can come to Barnes & Noble to meet Tony Bennett, Sonia Sotomayor, Nicholas Sparks, Ina Garten, and many more big names.
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PRH Holiday Shipping Offer Ready; McIntosh Optimistic About the Season

Penguin Random House is gearing up for the upcoming holiday season with the announcement of its now annual seasonal rapid-shipping program for independent booksellers. It is also offering some new things this holiday; a letter from PRH U.S. CEO Madeline McIntosh, to employees, pointed out some seasonal publishing highlights. In her letter, McIntosh acknowledged that because the publishing schedule was skewed toward the end of the year, “some of our earlier months [were] a little sleepier than I’d have liked,” But, she added, that has changed, pointing to such adult nonfiction bestsellers as 12 Rules for Life, which has sold nearly 900,000 copies, and Educated, which has sold 500,000 copies in all formats.
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Kmart® and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Launch ‘Care to Dream’ to Give All Patients’ Dreams a Fighting Chance

Honoring its distinction as one of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's longest-standing corporate partners and commitment to bettering the lives of all St. Jude patients, Kmart announced today a movement created in collaboration with St. Jude called Care to Dream. The program aims to unite people in giving St. Jude patients—of all backgrounds—a chance at having their hopes and dreams become a reality by way of acts of kindness, generosity and storytelling. Through patient engagements, dedicated events and compelling content, Kmart and St. Jude seek to establish and grow a community of people who share the same purpose with Care to Dream.
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Xerox’s Focus on Customer Productivity Highlighted with Seven RED HOT Technology Recognitions Ahead of PRINT 18

From stunning metallic output to batch personalization capabilities, Xerox’s latest graphic communications innovations connect the physical and digital to give print providers the tools to set themselves apart from their competition. These innovations – including the Xerox Iridesse® Production Press and XMPie® Circle PersonalEffect® Edition – head to PRINT 18 as RED HOT Technology honorees, receiving special recognition from the Association for Print Technologies as “must see” attractions at the show.
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Graphics of the Americas Printing Industry Trade Show Is Now Under SGIA Ownership

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has purchased the printing trade show Graphics of the Americas (GOA) from the Florida Graphics Alliance (FGA) (formerly the Printing Association of Florida). Following a transition period, GOA will relaunch in Feb. 2020 in Miami Beach, Fla. SGIA acquired the show in Aug. 2018. “GOA has a long history of bringing together an audience of exhibitors and attendees from North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. These markets, though distinctly different in many aspects, are vital players in the larger printing community, and are of critical interest to the supplier members of SGIA,” said Ford Bowers, President & CEO, SGIA.
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Inkjet Summit 2019 to Be Held April 8-10 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

The seventh annual Inkjet Summit will be held at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, located here, April 8-10, 2019. The Inkjet Summit is an invitation-only, hosted event specifically designed for senior managers and business executives at printing companies and corporate enterprises who are looking to develop strategies, understand their options and make major investment decisions around production inkjet digital printing technology. According to Inkjet Summit Conference Chair Marco Boer, of IT Strategies: “The Inkjet Summit has become the most coveted event to attend in the production inkjet business. With more than 300 participants in 2018, there is no other event where one can learn so much - from both peers and sponsors - in such a condensed amount of time.”
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Making Billboards 3D with Thermoforming

Watch how 2D/3D combined billboards and signage can literally stop commuters and pedestrians in their path. Massivit 3D printing solutions enable you to produce 3D molds for thermoforming in a fraction of the time taken with traditional technologies and allow full geometry freedom. Create custom molds for campaigns with far greater impact and spice.
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Convoy of Hope Delivers GP Products to Aid Hurricane Florence Victims

In response to Hurricane Florence that slammed the coastal Carolinas this month, Georgia-Pacific is working with long-time partner and disaster relief organization, Convoy of Hope (COH) to provide aid to those in need. To relieve the thousands affected by the storm’s destructive path, COH is getting donated supplies and food into the hands that need them most.
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WestRock Provides Update of Financial Impact Following Hurricane Florence

WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, today provided an estimate of the impact of Hurricane Florence on its business and fiscal fourth quarter financial results. As previously announced, as a precaution, we idled our kraft linerboard mill located in Florence, South Carolina in advance of the landfall of Hurricane Florence. All three paper machines at the mill resumed normal production in the middle of last week. The mill lost approximately 10,000 tons of containerboard production.
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