Industry heads predict resurgence in 2021 and urge support for bookshops

Industry heads predict resurgence in 2021 and urge support for bookshops

David Shelley
C.e.o., Hachette UK
In 2021, I think we will see many of the business practices initiated as part of the industry’s reaction to Covid-19 adopted on a more permanent basis, including more genuinely flexible working, digital workflows, fewer business trips, fewer trade fairs, more streamlined (and often digital) internal meetings and quicker decision-making. I believe we will also start to see the economic aftershock of Covid-19, both in terms of consumer spending and the retail landscape, and it will become ever more incumbent on us, as an industry, to support smaller and hig...

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