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Turkey: Book publishing grows by over 3% in 2019

Independent publishers published 423 million books last year, says Turkish Publishers Association head

Eren Bozkurt   | 06.01.2020
Turkey: Book publishing grows by over 3% in 2019

ADANA, Turkey

Book publishing in Turkey has grown by 3.16% year-on-year in 2019, an association said.

Independent publishers in the country have published 423 million books in 2019, Kenan Kocaturk, head of the Turkish Publishers Association (TPA), told Anadolu Agency

He was speaking on the sidelines of the Cukurova Book Fair in southern Adana province.

According to Kocaturk, 410 million books were published in 2018.

The figure of new books published in 2019 was 68,000-70,000. This figure was 66,000 in 2018 and 60,000 in 2017.

A book in Turkey costs around $2.5, while a book in Europe costs around $15, the head of TPA noted.

The association supports efforts to improve the culture of reading across the country by expanding public libraries, bookmobiles, and school libraries, Kocaturk said.

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