Publishing attempts to keep things on track during coronavirus outbreak

Publishing attempts to keep things on track during coronavirus outbreak

Publishers are exploring flexible working arrangements with their staff as fears over the coronavirus grow, with the Booksellers Association (BA) warning that it is “extremely concerned” about the impact on bookshops. There are also concerns around book launches and author events. Hachette is trialling a working from home day on Friday (13th March), with Amazon also asking staff to work from home.

Waterstones has said it “plans to continue to trade as normal and host bookshop events as planned”, but on Friday suspended the announcement of its Children's Book Prize until the summer. Blackwe...

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