The Russian market’s book publishing sector has been designated by the state as eligible for special financial support during the pandemic.
‘Midas had to quickly pivot our business model,’ says Jason Bartholomew in London, ‘to think of a new type of proposals that fit a rapidly changing economic landscape.’
Rakuten Kobo discovered that its biggest hurdle was that most of its manufacturing was in China and Taiwan. And e-readers suddenly were selling fast.
Even while working from home, the Kids Can Press children’s book team in Toronto will see a premiere today of a new film based on its CitizenKid series.
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.
Monthly US book sales dropped to 2.5 million units in its worst ‘acute COVID period’ week, says NPD analyst Kristin McLean.
Coronavirus Worklife: Amid the silenced streets of the pandemic in Istanbul, Kalem Agency’s fiction rights sales doubled in April, nonfiction broke its own record.
Coronavirus Worklife: ‘Forget all the failed attempts at finding synergies with multimedia,’ says Richard Charkin to publishing’s leadership. ‘Try again.’
‘We saw all bookstores closed’ in South Africa’s lockdown, says Brad Harris, children’s book publisher at Imagnary House.