Publishers’ revenue for trade (consumer) books and PreK-12 Instructional Materials increased in August 2018 compared to August 2017, continuing the trends from the July data which also saw growth in these categories. The increases added $26 million in revenue (+1.2%) for publishers in August 2018, offsetting slight declines in other categories. For the first eight months of 2018 (Jan. – Aug.) trade publishers saw growth in all tracked categories - Adult Books, Children’s/YA and Religious Presses - compared to the same timeframe in 2017. Adult Books added $153 million (+5.2%) for the year-to-date compared to 2017. Overall book publisher revenues were down slightly (-0.6%) through August 2018. These revenues from AAP’s StatShot Monthly Report, which comparatively tracks publisher revenue each month, represent all tracked categories (Trade, PreK-12 Instructional Materials, Higher Education Course Materials, Professional Publishing, and University Presses). Click read more below for additional detail.
L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) reported net sales of $852.9 million for the four weeks ended Aug. 27, 2016, an increase of 3 percent, compared to net sales of $826.0 million for the four weeks ended Aug. 29, 2015. Comparable sales increased 2 percent for the four weeks ended Aug. 27, 2016.
The company reported net sales of $6.356 billion for the 30 weeks ended Aug. 27, 2016, an increase of 4 percent compared to net sales of $6.103 billion for the 30 weeks ended Aug. 29, 2015. Comparable sales increased 3 percent for the 30 weeks ended Aug. 27, 2016.