Weldon 'optimistic' amid pandemic as consumer demand soars

Penguin Random House UK c.e.o. Tom Weldon has praised the resilience of the book trade in an interview at FutureBook 2020. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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UK book sales soared in 2020 despite pandemic

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Translating Fang Fang’s Wuhan Diary amid the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Conversation with Michael Berry, by King Yu

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Plant-based meat sales exploded during the pandemic. Here’s how to keep consumers coming back

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Children’s trade optimistic sector can weather the pandemic after sales boost

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Bloomsbury reveals plans to support indies amid pandemic

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Fire and Fury demand soars as Waterstones sells out

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A Memoir of a Young Girl’s Survival Amid Mounting Horrors

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How cooperative gig economy companies managed to flourish during the pandemic

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Ramsey seeks to sculpt post-pandemic plan for Edinburgh after ‘whirlwind’ time

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Dohle optimistic about publishing's future and insists S&S acquisition 'pro-competitive'

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