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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/14-12/18

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.

The Book Industry Study Group is adding more than 500 new BISAC codes in 2016, allowing publishers to assign more specific subcategories to YA and juvenile nonfiction.

According to a Nielsen study in the UK, more people are giving books as presents this year.

Last weekend, hecklers were ejected from the Jeddah International Book Fair in a show of gender equality.

British librarians are suing the government for breaking the law by closing libraries.

James Patterson gave 87 independent booksellers $250,000 in donations to be used for holiday bonuses.

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