Amid the challenges of the pandemic year 2020, the United Kingdom’s overall publishing market rose 2 percent.
The fifth annual Parliamentary Book Awards from the UK’s booksellers’ and publishers’ associations again name three political titles of note.
The fourth annual diversity survey of British publishing shows progress in women’s leadership, slower movement in BAME employment.
A report commissioned by the Publishers Association says that during the COVID-19 lockdown, UK children listened to audiobooks, arguing to end their VAT.
Alleging ‘a profound disrespect for the value chain of copyright,’ the Association of American Publishers goes to court over the Internet Archive’s ‘National Emergency Library’ and ‘Open Library.’
‘Concerned about future solvency as a consequence of supply chain interruption,’ British publishers appeal to the UK government for swift financial aid.
Awards this year go to winners in India, New Zealand, Kenya, Germany, Egypt, Spain, Indonesia, Finland, Italy, the UK, and USA.
The winners of the 2019 Parliamentary Book Awards are described as demonstrating ‘the contribution books make to the political discussions today.’
The 2020 International Excellence Awards ceremony will be held for the first time in a London outside the European Union.
In its third annual survey of the book business’ workforce, the UK Publishers Association reports strong results on women in leadership positions.
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