While lucky to have a digital subscription service, the Czech publisher Grada finds it’s unable to keep up with the loss of print sales–and that needed tech upgrades are ‘now or never.’
On International Children’s Book Day, the new ‘Read the World’ program invites authors to share online readings of their works with children and families during the coronavirus lockdown.
Literary agents at 2 Seas Agency say that, thanks to digital communication, publishers working from home are actively reading submissions and making offers.
Under extended COVID-19 restrictions, French publishing companies grapple with salary and payment schedules, book release timing, and digital options.
Capturing guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on publishing in international markets, the IPA’s listing tracks input from member-associations.
The second coronavirus-related copyright exception this week, Canada’s ‘Read Aloud Canadian Books’ program aimed specifically at online ‘story time’ use.
For this literature and film agency’s authors, ‘a drawback like this can be really painful,’ says Lena Stjernström at Stockholm’s Grand Agency.
While China’s bestseller charts typically feature new releases, under the coronavirus outbreak, the lists have gone into a kind of lockdown of their own.
In a battle for inclusion among Italy’s economic casualties, the country’s books business fights to gain traction among the wounded creative industries.
The publishing industry looks for the way forward–in a world in which what’s truly essential simply may not include physical bookselling for a time.