The creative industries of hard-hit Italy—including the books industry—are alerting the government that they could suffer structural damage in the current crisis.
After the late cancellation of London Book Fair due to the coronavirus, Reed says BookExpo aims for a ‘proactive and transparent’ response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
On London Book Fair’s home turf, its biggest trade houses have pulled out amid the COVID-19 outbreak. World publishing now sees Reed Exhibitions cancel the iconic trade show.
The worldwide system of Penguin Random House, world’s largest book publisher, has pulled out of London Book Fair amid the mounting COVID-19 outbreak.
Developing story: Leipzig Book Fair shutters its planned March 12 to 15 show; London Book Fair still hanging fire amid more cancellations.
From near the heart of the Italian coronavirus crisis, publisher Stefano Mauri withdraws from London Book Fair and calls large events a “nightmare of epidemiologists.’
Developing story: The States’ Macmillan and HarperCollins pull out of London Book Fair over the weekend, along with the Hachette US rights team.
With Ingram’s and Simon & Schuster’s exits from London Book Fair, other publishers are watchful–concerned both for employee safety and for cost in case of a quarantine.
‘Ninety percent of the guests are confirming their participation’ in the new May dates for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, says Elena Pasoli.
Updating our coronavirus coverage: With Bologna Children’s Book Fair postponed in virus-struck Italy, London Book Fair commits to going ahead.