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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Guadalajara Book Fair Continues to Grow in Importance

     

    The largest book event for publishers and authors in the Spanish-speaking world is burgeoning in size and value year after year.

  • Book Deals: Week of December 9, 2019

     

    Big deals this week include two six-figure acquisitions for debuts and a shift to a new publisher for bestseller and Big Stone Gap series author Adriana Trigiani.

  • Montreal's Book and Translation Fair Stirs Envy

     

    English-speaking Canada has no equivalent to the Salon du Livre de Montréal, which attracted more than 100,000 French-language book buyers. The annual event, which took place last week, is also a forum for Canada's publishers to talk shop and trade rights.

  • Istanbul Book Fair Celebrated Its 38th Edition

     

    The 38th edition of the International Istanbul Book Fair drew 800 exhibitors, 605,000 visitors, and held over 300 activities.

  • Big Bad Wolf Targets Middle East and Africa

     

    Big Bad Wolf Ventures, a company based in Malaysia that runs large-scale, 24-hour book sales, is opening an office inside the Sharjah Book Authority Free Zone in the UAE to service the Middle East and Africa.

  • Egypt’s Bookish Revolution

     

    Egyptian publishers are taking more risks in the post-Mubarak era.

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