Sourcebooks will offer each employee a tailored approach to work and an option to operate in one of seven states.
The Penguin Random House US staff is told in a memo that vaccinations will be required in offices reopening in September.
The North American division of Hachette outlines its program of optional and mandatory in-office work for staffers, with dates for reopenings.
Frankfurt Book Fair may be more focused than usual on independent publishers, as the new ‘Workstations’ meet needs for flexibility.
‘Some things remain constant,’ writes Richard Charkin, as the pandemic proves ‘a tunnel longer than hardly any of us envisaged ‘
A first look at the new report on Europe’s book publishing markets highlights the range of impact felt in the first year of the pandemic.
‘After a wobble during election week,’ says NPD’s Kristen McLean, US book sales have ramped up into the holiday season.
The week of November 14 kicks off holiday shopping in the US. NPD reports the highest week of book sales so far this year.
The United States market is on track for ‘one of the highest volume years for US trade book sales in NPD BookScan history.’
‘Those hours not spent commuting’ are on Richard Charkin’s list, as he tots up reasons for ‘a degree of optimism’ in book publishing.