The Turkish Publishers Association, in its 2020 assembly, has taken a fresh look at digital publishing, prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
‘My novels are in the best possible hands,’ says Javier Castillo, a bestselling thriller now being published in 40 markets.
The world health crisis has had tangible impact on a new literary agency in Tehran, one of its core staffers contracting the virus during reopenings.
Partial outlines of the novel coronavirus’ impact take shape in the input gathered from many markets by the Federation of European Publishers.
Exports in 2019 rose 3.3 percent over those of 2018 for the UK market, as revealed in today’s report on last year’s pre-pandemic performance.
Following Monday’s Q2 report, NPD PubTrack Digital data shows a big jump in ebook unit sales when April’s lockdowns were ordered–children’s fiction jumped 78 percent that month.
Politically related biography and memoir gained, and children’s print gained 12 percent over the second quarter of 2019 in unit sales.
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.