Sourcebooks will offer each employee a tailored approach to work and an option to operate in one of seven states.
Penguin Random House USA Sets September 13 to Start Reopening Offices
The Penguin Random House US staff is told in a memo that vaccinations will be required in offices reopening in September.
Hachette Book Group To Reopen Offices in September
The North American division of Hachette outlines its program of optional and mandatory in-office work for staffers, with dates for reopenings.
Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Juergen Boos: A ‘More Optimistic’ Outlook
Frankfurt Book Fair may be more focused than usual on independent publishers, as the new ‘Workstations’ meet needs for flexibility.
Richard Charkin: Ten Lessons From the Pandemic We’ll Probably Forget
‘Some things remain constant,’ writes Richard Charkin, as the pandemic proves ‘a tunnel longer than hardly any of us envisaged ‘
Federation of European Publishers’ New COVID-19 Impact Report: Europe Closes 2020 Down 2 to 5 Percent
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.
NPD’s November US Market Review: Sales Grew 7.7 Percent
‘After a wobble during election week,’ says NPD’s Kristen McLean, US book sales have ramped up into the holiday season.
NPD: One in Four Books Is Purchased in the USA During the Holidays
The week of November 14 kicks off holiday shopping in the US. NPD reports the highest week of book sales so far this year.
NPD Books: US October Sales up 7.1 Percent Over 2019: ‘A Healthy Month’
The United States market is on track for ‘one of the highest volume years for US trade book sales in NPD BookScan history.’
As London Heads Into Lockdown, Good Cheer From Charkin: Chin Up
‘Those hours not spent commuting’ are on Richard Charkin’s list, as he tots up reasons for ‘a degree of optimism’ in book publishing.