Reflecting the unity needed in world publishing to address the COVID-19 crisis, a discussion of the pandemic’s impact reveals parallel challenges for publishers, booksellers, and authors.
The annual study from Licensing International shows a sixth year of growth for world licensing, positioning brands for the 2020 coronavirus crisis.
An international publisher, Oxford University Press is ‘managing employees and navigating markets at different stages with the crisis,’ says Nigel Portwood.
In its ‘special edition’ format now being planned for October 14 to 18, the trade show should be able to accommodate up to 20,000 visitors at once on the fairgrounds.
Anticipating in-person participation from throughout Europe–and from abroad as travel restrictions allow–the fair will go forward.
The decision on Oktoberfest in Munich brings into question Frankfurter Buchmesse may proceed. The trade show’s organizers hope to have news by mid-June.
The FEP is stressing to a meeting of EU culture ministers that publishing industries face ‘a cumulative loss of some 25 percent’ in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two free stands at Frankfurt are available again this year—one for a winner from Germany and one for an international recipient.
In its year-opening issue, Words Without Borders collects travel writing from nine authors, translated from German, Polish, Norwegian, Hungarian, and more.
Berlin-based Dom Publishers has built its own distribution and sales network in Russia to navigate local regulations and market dynamics.