Coronavirus live updates: Hachette reports increased book orders from China

Hachette UK c.e.o. David Shelley says the firm has seen an increase in book orders from China once again after "several months of very low orders" as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 16:34:39 UTC ]
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Anxiety about health and finances, stress at juggling childcare and uncertainty for the future are frequent reactions among book trade staffers to working through the current coronavirus crisis, according to the nearly 150 respondents to The Bookseller's survey, launched yesterday Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Coronavirus Impact: Europe’s Aldus Report Reveals Book Fair Changes

An Aldus network report predicts cancellations, postponements, and other adjustments to European book fairs in the pandemic could affect 6,500+ exhibitors in 2020. The post Coronavirus Impact: Europe’s Aldus Report Reveals Book Fair Changes appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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First Quarter Industry Report: The Coronavirus Hits China’s Publishing

A first assessment of the Chinese market, January to March, shows physical bookstore sales plunging 60+ percent, printing stalled, supply chain disrupted. The post First Quarter Industry Report: The Coronavirus Hits China’s Publishing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Coronavirus Update: The UK Scraps Its 20-Percent VAT on Digital Books

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16 meaty book series to get you through coronavirus stay-at-home orders

The best series of books in four categories — including highbrow ('Wolf Hall'), L.A. favorites (Easy Rollins) and epic histories (Taylor Branch). Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Coronavirus live updates: S&S tells all staff to work from home, more events cancelled

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak continues to be felt across the trade, with further cancellations of literary events and larger numbers in the book trade now working from home to fight the spread. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hachette and Bonnier pull out of Bologna Book Fair amid coronavirus concerns

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Coronavirus: Leipzig Book Fair Is Canceled; London Still On, Pan Mac Now Out with Hachette Livre

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China’s Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair Reports 16,145 Trade Visitors

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Aldus’ New Report Updates Europe’s Book Fair Map for 2017

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Eleven years ago, in 2007, China Children’s Press & Publication Group (CCPPG) participated in the Bologna Book Fair for the first time. Their booth in Hall 29 was small, shabby, and minimally decorated and very few visitors dropped by. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children’s Books in China 2019: A Showcase of New Original Works from China

Creating books for little people who have just started crawling and saying their first words or for older ones who are too preoccupied with schoolwork to read is hardly child’s play. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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