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Simon & Schuster Posts Solid Third Quarter Results

Simon & Schuster had a 5% sales gain in the third quarter after two negative quarters.  S&S benefited from selling the execrable book, The Obama Nation by Jerome Corsi which should have been marketed as fiction for all the made up facts Corsi included in the book (many facts had been sourced from his own previous works). Of interest to Dear Author readers is that Play Dirty by Sandra Brown was a book that was cited as selling well enough to assist in a strong third quarter.  Sales were up in July and August but fell in September.  A sign of consumer spending declining, however, were the soft sales of trade paperback backlist titles. 

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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