Italy’s bookstores are allowed to operate amid COVID-19 restrictions, and Guadalajara becomes UNESCO’s World Book Capital for 2022.
France Créative and the Italian Publishers Association ask that bookstores be allowed to stay open during the latest coronavirus lockdowns in Europe.
Saying that a new coronavirus lockdown could mean ‘cultural isolation for readers,’ France’s book industry asks for a special exception.
The Liber20 awards from the Spanish publishers go to Basque Country booksellers, a graphic novel adapted to television, and a literary site.
Unit sales of romance ebooks ‘increased 17 percentage points from January through May 2020’ in the US market, NPD Books reports.
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.