In Europe’s two most gravely threatened markets, publishers’ associations and their retail and distribution colleagues are fighting for governmental assistance – with bookstores shuttered in lockdowns.
Coronavirus: Amazon Temporarily Deprioritizes Books; Torino Postpones
As the COVID-19 emergency rises with remarkable and deadly speed, Amazon moves to prioritize crisis-related products over others.
Coronavirus: Macmillan and PRH Ease Library Digital Book Availability
Macmillan CEO John Sargent reverses his controversial stance on library ebooks, and Penguin Random House announces a discounted digital books amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Jacks Thomas Leaves the UK’s Reed Exhibitions and London Book Fair
London Book Fair director Jacks Thomas submitted her resignation in September, and planned to announce her departure at the 2020 fair, which was canceled because of coronavirus.
Coronavirus and Publishing’s Workforce: Early Shifts to Remote Operations
The books business is beginning its largest test of remote staffing, as publishers shift from urging to ordering employees to stay home amid the outbreak.
Coronavirus: Sharjah’s World Book Capital Ceremony, Tech Forum, and More
Today, our listing of changes to plans amid the COVID-19 emergency features news from the UAE, Canada, the UK, France, and the United States.
Coronavirus: International Publishers Make COVID-19 Research Content Freely Available
Research houses and scholarly publishers and associations are pooling their content for professional and public access free of charge.
For Publishers and Nonprofits Facing Cancellation, Publica.la Offers Services Free
With publishing’s springtime conferences shuttered by the coronavirus emergency, Public.la offers the support of online capabilities free of charge.
Coronavirus: Madrid Fair Moves to October; BISG Postpones; Macmillan Works at Home
Our roundup today includes international book business event information from New Zealand, Colombia, Spain, Tunisia, and the United States.
Our New Spring Magazine Is Out: Publishing in Times of Crisis
As coronavirus spreads, book publishing can focus on its own setbacks. Or it can ask how to put its best creativity into the hands of a world that needs it.