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No Happy Holidays For Publishing

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No Happy Holidays For Publishing

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No Happy Holidays For Publishing

No Happy Holidays For Publishing

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Big publishing companies such as Random House are in the midst of cost-cutting, layoffs, and corporate restructuring. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has stopped acquiring manuscripts for the rest of this year.

Host Scott Simon speaks to Charlotte Abbott, contributing editor for Publishers Weekly, about the woes of the book industry in the the thick of the holiday-shopping season.

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