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

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

The children’s book trade is feeling positive about book sales, but there are concerns over the dominance of celebrity authors and Amazon, as well as the dwindling number of projects for authors and freelance workers, according to a survey commissioned by The Bookseller

When asked how confident they were about the post-Covid-19 future of children’s publishing on a scale of one to 10—with 10 being the most positive—the respondents (who came from a range of jobs) gave an average answer of 7.5. Most said strong sales were the reason for their optimism, with one saying people are buying and ...

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