Ukrainian title output plunged 55 percent in the first half of the year, publishers say, as they worry that renewed lockdowns are ahead.
The Chinese market’s bookselling patterns remain in flux, many Tier 1 and Tier 2 city stores still not fully open and digital retail accelerating since Q1.
Nielsen Book’s extensive survey of India’s consumer behavior in and after lockdowns reveals shifts in the time spent reading–and listening–for publishers.
A report on the German publishing industry is focused on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on continental Europe’s largest book market.
A first assessment of the Chinese market, January to March, shows physical bookstore sales plunging 60+ percent, printing stalled, supply chain disrupted.
One bookstore company has offered medical workers a lifetime 20-percent discount in China, as the virus pressures normal sales.
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.
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.
With publishing’s springtime conferences shuttered by the coronavirus emergency, Public.la offers the support of online capabilities free of charge.
As online retailers captured some 70 percent of book sales in the Chinese market, researchers say 2019 saw a downturn of almost 7 percent in new titles.