Tagged: Covid

The Bookseller Rising Stars: Introducing the Class of 2021

The annual selection of the book trade’s up-and-comers shows a group with a determined, DIY ethos, often working to advance the trade as a whole... Read more

Moving the goalposts

Another week, another shifting of goalposts. Read more

Up, up and awry

Last week, Nielsen reported that based on estimated data the UK print book market grew 5.2% by volume in 2020, and rose 5.5% by value,... Read more

Long live the book tour

Long live the book tour

The bestselling crime writer reflects on how Covid-19 may alter the landscape of promotional book tours­—and shares a tale or two of tours past...... Read more

Turn, turn, turn

If we are fortunate, then this past week may come to be seen as a turning point: the victory of president-elect Joe Biden; the announcement... Read more

Irrational numbers

As I mentioned during the summer Bloomsbury has become something of a bellwether publisher for the sector, being the only big trade publisher releasing regular... Read more

Workers re-assemble

Last week, the UK government’s skills assessment website hit the headlines after chancellor Rishi Sunak suggested that individuals working in the Covid-hit arts sectors should... Read more

Irish publishers revel in unlikely lockdown surge but urge support for booksellers

The books market in Ireland has defied the gloom of the past 18 months, and is on track for record returns, but its publishers say... Read more

Hachette UK and Bloomsbury delay office plans as Covid-19 cases rise

Hachette UK and Bloomsbury have changed their office return plans, with some staff not fully returning until October due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more

Wigtown Book Festival in £25k appeal to secure future

Wigtown Book Festival has launched a £25,000 fundraising appeal to help secure its future following the financial challenges of Covid-19.  Read more

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