The blast at the Port of Beirut has left many in publishing struggling along with their countrymen in a deepening, complex crisis.
In the AAP’s StatShot for June and NPD’s report on the first week of August, US book sales show resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.
Even as Europe’s reported contraction is analyzed by economists, new funding for small publishers in Italy adds to an improving outlook for books.
Italian publishers see ‘encouraging signs of an upturn,’ as data from Nielsen and Informazioni Editoriali shows revenue losses were cut in half in July.
Partial outlines of the novel coronavirus’ impact take shape in the input gathered from many markets by the Federation of European Publishers.
The Chinese market’s bookselling patterns remain in flux, many Tier 1 and Tier 2 city stores still not fully open and digital retail accelerating since Q1.
Some 32 percent of respondents in Italy tell publishers that news consumption replaced their reading time during the pandemic.
A report on the German publishing industry is focused on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on continental Europe’s largest book market.
The Spanish publishing industry has gained new clarity on where it stands with the government and is ratcheting up its demands for pendemic assistance.
Taking advantage of the weekend’s UN-led emphasis on small business, many in publishing are pointing to the role these shops play in the world industry.