A day after Penguin Random House announced its withdrawal from the 2020 BookExpo and BookCon, the shows’ organizers have moved the dates from May to July.
Penguin Random House will not participate in BookExpo 2020, and the Fundacion el Libro released news that it would cancel the 20202 Buenos Aires Book Fair.
Macmillan CEO John Sargent reverses his controversial stance on library ebooks, and Penguin Random House announces a discounted digital books amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
Industry Notes: The ITEF fellowships have seen almost 150 publishing pros visit Istanbul. And Elena Ferrante’s new title goes to PRH Audio.
Our roundup today includes international book business event information from New Zealand, Colombia, Spain, Tunisia, and the United States.
Following the cancellation of the 57th annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair, we see other world events struggling with their own paths forward–including now France’s Cannes Film Festival.
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.
Sonny Mehta is hailed as ‘an honorable man with a good heart’ at a packed memorial service in London for the former Knopf editor-in-chief.
The publication date moves to May for the controversial White House memoir of Donald Trump’s former national security advisor John Bolton.