Having rescheduled initially to May, the world’s most influential children’s book trade show now has had to cancel. This and other news is in today’s COVID-19 updates. Your event news is welcome.
Coronavirus Worklife: Kobo Joins Mondadori in Providing Free Ebooks to Italians in Lockdown
Amid Europe’s largest coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Italian citizens in lockdown are able to read free Mondadori ebooks in a program facilitated by Kobo.
Coronavirus: PRH Worldwide Exits Bologna; Amazon NYC To Work at Home; Hay Festival Wales Still On
With the public health crisis in Italy deteriorating rapidly, the biggest publisher cancels its participation in Bologna, as Hay signals it’s on for Wales.
Coronavirus: CAMEO Awards Canceled; Sharjah Children’s Festival Is Off; PublisHer Misses Its Anniversary
World publishing today watches more events fall to the advance of COVID-19 in England, the United Arab Emirates, and more.
Coronavirus: ReedPop Postpones ‘Emerald City’; S&S Exits Bologna; Abu Dhabi Postpones; SXSW Cancels
Organizers of many events are struggling with cancellations, postponements, and exhibitor and attendee losses, as the COVID-19 outbreak widens.
Coronavirus: Italy’s Creative Industries Warn of ‘a Real Disaster’
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.
Coronavirus: Reed Exhibitions’ BookExpo Issues COVID-19 Statement
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.
Coronavirus: Reed Exhibitions Cancels London Book Fair ‘With Reluctance’
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.
Coronavirus: Penguin Random House Pulls Out of London Book Fair
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.
Coronavirus: Leipzig Book Fair Is Canceled; London Still On, Pan Mac Now Out with Hachette Livre
Developing story: Leipzig Book Fair shutters its planned March 12 to 15 show; London Book Fair still hanging fire amid more cancellations.