'Bun fight' for autumn as publishers move new titles

'Bun fight' for autumn as publishers move new titles

Publishers are preparing for a “total bun fight” for shelf space and media attention owing to a number of key spring/summer 2020 books shifting into the autumn, though there will be less of an overwhelming glut of Covid-19-affected titles released during the industry’s key trading period than previously feared.

The Bookseller’s tracking of frontlist trade titles (see Books on the Move, below) shows that just 43 books have moved from the coronavirus-hit period into October, the month of Super Thursday and when the Christmas selling season traditionally kicks into high gear. Just 19 titles h...

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