Global publishing heads debate pandemic impact at BolognaBookPlus

Global publishing heads debate pandemic impact at BolognaBookPlus

Publishing heads from around the world discussed supply chain disruption, the rise of online sales, subscription models and the dominance of Amazon at a round table event this week for BolognaBookPlus, the new general trade arm of the Bologna Book Fair. 

Louise Sherwin-Stark, chief executive officer at Hachette Australia & New Zealand, said the major challenge of the pandemic was the supply chain and meeting the huge demand for books, explaining: “We have around 45,000 titles of which about 25,000 are supplied on demand, which means we’re not actually holding the stock in Australia. In a t...

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