An international publisher, Oxford University Press is ‘managing employees and navigating markets at different stages with the crisis,’ says Nigel Portwood.
With exports boosted 20 percent thanks to COVID-19 informational titles, Phoenix is weathering delayed publication schedules in Nanjing.
The virtual 2020 Bologna Children’s Book Fair is running through Thursday, and includes the 2020 Children’s Publishers of the Year announcement.
A first assessment of the Chinese market, January to March, shows physical bookstore sales plunging 60+ percent, printing stalled, supply chain disrupted.
One bookstore company has offered medical workers a lifetime 20-percent discount in China, as the virus pressures normal sales.
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.
Characterizing Gui Minhai’s treatment by Beijing as ‘meant to scare others into silence,’ the IPA demands new action on the jailed publisher’s behalf.
Industry Notes: International publishing events grapple with exhibitor, attendee worries about COVID-19. London Book Fair goes ahead.
The January charts for book sales in China strongly reflect the reading recommendations of the national education system.
Our review of December’s bestsellers in the market shows nostalgia and self-help boosting new titles in fiction and nonfiction ahead of the lunar new year.