Education publishers optimistic that goodwill from free resources will endure

Education publishers optimistic that goodwill from free resources will endure

For the past few months the education sector has been the book trade’s essential service during lockdown. Textbooks and study guides had been prioritised by Amazon and other e-tailers, while publishers gave away millions of pounds’ worth of materials, content and access to online platforms in order to help teachers and parents with home learning. Yet, as schools begin the first steps to reopening in England, education publishers are looking cautiously ahead to the autumn term and a hugely changed market.

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