The International Publishers Association and the UK's Publishers Association have both urged the book trade to pull together to overcome the economic impact the disruption of the coronavirus will bring, while... Read more
Jonathan Ball Publishers has bought indie Icon Books, in a move that will see representatives from both companies form the management team.
The Internet Archive's move to lift restrictions on 1.4 million books has been branded an “aggressive, unlawful and opportunistic attack” on the rights of authors... Read more
Major French publishers are making their staff part-time under new measures announced by the government to help companies survive the lockdown imposed to fight the Covid-19... Read more
Penguin Random House c.e.o. Markus Dohle has warned staff the publisher may need to tighten its belt in its approach to publishing facing "the difficult times ahead".... Read more
The European & International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) has highlighted the enforced closure of brick and mortar bookshops amid the coronavirus crisis is putting the book trade in a... Read more
Woody Allen's memoir has been released by US indie Skyhorse Publishing after the title was dropped by Hachette Book Group.
Barnes & Noble boss James Daunt has sent a letter to staff warning of potential lay offs if stores are closed due to the coronavirus.... Read more
English PEN has called for the release of Egyptian author Ahdaf Soueif, who was arrested during a protest about the treatment of prisoners during the... Read more
Macmillan has abandoned its controversial lending policy on e-books for US libraries in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
The two largest French publishing groups, Hachette Livre and Editis, have announced measures to help independent booksellers through the coronavirus crisis.
While German publishers are still reeling from the cancellation of the major spring fair Leipziger Buchmesse last week, the industry has been dealt two more... Read more
Hachette and Bonnier Books UK are the latest publishers to announce they will no longer be sending staff to the Bologna Book Fair as a... Read more
Penguin Random House will not be sending its teams to the rescheduled Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Welbeck has announced a series of deals to distribute its titles in the US, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Issue No 5879
Friday, March 27 2020
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