Callanan calls for pandemic boost for schools and university book budgets

Callanan calls for pandemic boost for schools and university book budgets

Publishers have all the right materials to help school and university pupils cope with the current disruption to learning caused by the coronavirus pandemic—but more funding is needed to get them into the hands of learners, new Publishers Association president Annie Callanan has said.

In a wide-ranging interview for The Bookseller, Callanan noted that both schools and universities are currently pivoting to distance learning, with some institutions—notably the University of Cambridge—announcing that lectures will be conducted online only for the entirety of the next academic year.

“Our...

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