Coronavirus will change trade long-term, publishers say

Coronavirus will change trade long-term, publishers say

The Covid-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on the way publishing professionals work, from online selling to seizing the advantages of remote working and breaking out of London, industry leaders have predicted.

Asked about their thoughts on a post-coronavirus future, chief executives told The Bookseller that publishing would come through the pandemic strongly but would need to change, with some suggesting that they were using the fallow period to "strategize" for the new normal.

Despite the obvious challenges, Hachette c.e.o. David Shelley said the crisis could speed up the process o...

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