Lockdown's online shift fuelling 'crazy' market for big name authors, Redmayne says

Lockdown's online shift fuelling 'crazy' market for big name authors, Redmayne says

A “seismic shift” to online shopping during the pandemic has fuelled a “crazy” market for acquisitions of big names and highlighted how important it is for publishers to support high-street booksellers, HarperCollins UK c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne has said.

Speaking to Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller, at FutureBook, Redmayne said the move to online had strengthened Amazon across the world, with the publisher seeing the same effect in the UK, US, India and Australia.

He said: “Hopefully when we come out of this and we sort ourselves out, well-run bookshops will come back and will be suc...

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