The decision on Oktoberfest in Munich brings into question Frankfurter Buchmesse may proceed. The trade show’s organizers hope to have news by mid-June.
Coronavirus updates: Following cancellations of three fairs in Latin America, the shows’ organizers in Argentina, Colombia, and Peru post digital content.
Book Expo–and its associated consumer-facing BookCon–had been moved from May to July, but six primary exhibitors had withdrawn.
The public-facing ReedPop program, now postponed from May to late July, is producing a fund-raising Saturday afternoon program to help booksellers.
BISG surveys the impact on publishing of the COVID-19 emergency, and Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins withdraw from BookExpo.
A day after Penguin Random House announced its withdrawal from the 2020 BookExpo and BookCon, the shows’ organizers have moved the dates from May to July.
Penguin Random House will not participate in BookExpo 2020, and the Fundacion el Libro released news that it would cancel the 20202 Buenos Aires Book Fair.
In Europe’s two most gravely threatened markets, publishers’ associations and their retail and distribution colleagues are fighting for governmental assistance – with bookstores shuttered in lockdowns.
As the COVID-19 emergency rises with remarkable and deadly speed, Amazon moves to prioritize crisis-related products over others.
London Book Fair director Jacks Thomas submitted her resignation in September, and planned to announce her departure at the 2020 fair, which was canceled because of coronavirus.