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    PEN America Rallies Support for Turkish Writer Facing Jail

    PEN America is rallying international support for writer Aslı Erdoğan, who is facing a sentence of up to nine years in jail in Turkey for alleged terrorist propaganda. PEN has called the charges against her “judicial harassment."

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    Indigo Sales Dropped Nearly 10% in 2019 Holiday Quarter

    Indigo Books and Music reported that revenue for the quarter ended December 29, 2019, was down 9.9% from the comparable period in 2018 as sales fell across all of its channels. Earnings, nevertheless, rose to C$25.8 million from C$21.5 million in 2018.

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    Italy's Giunti Buys into U.K.'s Quarto Group

    Italy's Giunti Group has acquired 20% of U.K.-based Quarto Group. Polly Powell, a former publisher at Pavilion Books, has been appointed CEO of Quarto’s U.K. operations.

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    Canadian Book Buyers' Habits Unchanged in 2019

    The mix of formats sold in the Canadian book market differed only slightly from previous years, according to BookNet Canada. The bricks-and-mortar channel picked up some market share from online outlets.

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    Spain’s Publishing Goliaths Trade Blows

    Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial and Planeta's fight for supremacy of Spanish-language publishing was on full display at the 2019 Guadalajara International Book Fair.

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    Virus Impacts Publishing In and Out of China

    The pandemic virus, 2019-nCoV is already having an impact on the global publishing business, with numerous U.S. and U.K. publishers and event planners monitoring the situation in China.

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    Book Sales Up in U.K. and France

    Booksellers in the U.K. and France are reporting strong results, with two-thirds of booksellers in the U.K. reporting stronger holiday sales, and booksellers in France seeing a drop in December but an overall sales hike in 2019.

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    U.K.'s Book People Collapses, Again

    The Book People, the U.K. online discount bookseller, which also operates pop-up stores at schools and businesses, has gone into administration, a U.K. term similar to filing for bankruptcy protection.

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    New Round of Tariffs Suspended

    Tariffs that were scheduled to be placed on a range of children's books printed in China on December 15 have been suspended by the Trump administration following a "phase one" trade agreement reached Friday between the U.S. and China.

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    Obama, Atwood Among Canada's 2019 Bestsellers

    Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' was the bestselling English-language print book in Canada for the second year, according BookNet Canada SalesData. Margaret Atwood and Malcolm Gladwell were the top Canadian fiction and nonfiction authors.

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