Publishers Weekly

This Week's Bestsellers: August 10, 2020

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Historian Timothy Snyder’s 2017 work ‘On Tyranny’ is the #2 book in the country. Plus Zadie Smith’s pandemic-era essay collection ‘Intimations’ lands at #3 in trade paper, and ‘Memorial Drive,’ poet Natasha Trethewey’s memoir, debuts at #17 in hardcover nonfiction.

Book Deals: Week of August 10, 2020

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Among the big books sold this week are a nonfiction book from former National Security Council member Fiona Hill, a nonfiction book on skyscrapers, and a book about how sports is helping the country to transform its understanding of sex and gender.

Sales, Earnings Down at HC in Fiscal 2020

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An improvement in fourth quarter profits for the period ended June 30, 2020, was not enough to prevent earnings for the full year at HarperCollins from dropping 15%, to $214 million. Revenue fell 5%, to $1.67 billion, compared to fiscal 2019.

Sales at HMH Took Big Hit in Q2

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A 38% plunge in sales in its education group in the second quarter of 2020 led to an overall decline of 35.5% in sales at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt compared to a year ago. Costs cuts limited the impact of the sales drop on the publisher's bottom line.