Under extended COVID-19 restrictions, French publishing companies grapple with salary and payment schedules, book release timing, and digital options.
Asking for a waiver of three types of fees through June, independent publishers’ and vendors’ association PubWest looks to Amazon for help.
Capturing guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on publishing in international markets, the IPA’s listing tracks input from member-associations.
The association of Italy’s publishing, film, television, audio, museum, and other cultural industries warns of deep damage. Lockdown extensions are likely.
Appealing to Amazon, Google, Apple, and other online book retailers, Richard Charkin asks for a change in how quickly publishers are paid in the pandemic.
Two annually funded programs at the October industry trade show are this year concentrated in children’s and young readers’ content.
The second coronavirus-related copyright exception this week, Canada’s ‘Read Aloud Canadian Books’ program aimed specifically at online ‘story time’ use.
Publisher Chiki Sarkar’s Juggernaut in New Delhi has partnered with Scroll.in to create an online festival in response to India’s stern nationwide lockdown.
BISG surveys the impact on publishing of the COVID-19 emergency, and Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins withdraw from BookExpo.
For this literature and film agency’s authors, ‘a drawback like this can be really painful,’ says Lena Stjernström at Stockholm’s Grand Agency.