Even as Europe’s reported contraction is analyzed by economists, new funding for small publishers in Italy adds to an improving outlook for books.
Italian publishers see ‘encouraging signs of an upturn,’ as data from Nielsen and Informazioni Editoriali shows revenue losses were cut in half in July.
A new study of the book market in Spain shows consumers are reading more during the pandemic lockdown, buying more books online, and still prefer print over digital.
Some 32 percent of respondents in Italy tell publishers that news consumption replaced their reading time during the pandemic.
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 commissioned by the Publishers Association says that during the COVID-19 lockdown, UK children listened to audiobooks, arguing to end their VAT.
As much as 30 percent of typical annual reading gains may not be carried into schoolwork in the autumn, says an NWEA report, as the COVID-19 pandemic affects US education.
Even as New Delhi’s air quality improves during the nation’s lockdown, the National Book Trust is developing content responsive to the COVID-19 crisis.
On International Children’s Book Day, the new ‘Read the World’ program invites authors to share online readings of their works with children and families during the coronavirus lockdown.
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.