Majority of small publishers fear closure in wake of coronavirus

Bound Together - Bookshelves Luis Villa del Campo“Survey shows 60% expect the impact of the pandemic may put them out of business, prompting calls for concerted help.

More than half of the UK’s small publishers fear they could be out of business by the autumn as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to research by the Bookseller, which warns of a ‘whole tranche of writers that either will not write, or will be unable to see their work published’”.

How the coronavirus will change book publishing, now and forever

Bookshelf by Stewart Butterfield / CC“…this crisis should be an opportunity for book publishing, a period of high demand from readers stuck at home. Ebooks and digital audiobooks are selling better than usual, alongside the print books Amazon and a few others manage to deliver. So what does the overall picture look like for publishing at a moment when readers need the industry the most? And just as important, what might it look like on the other side of the pandemic?”

It’s World Book Day, 2020!

World Book Day 2020World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. …

Event: National Writing Day – 26 June 2019

Image: National Writing Day banner“National Writing Day is an annual celebration of writing designed to inspire people across the UK to get writing. Our message is simple: everyone has a story to tell and sharing it can be a source of pleasure and power.”

26th June 2019 see’s this year’s event which aims to inspire creative writing on a grand scale. Young people are encouraged to write creatively if they see adults around them doing so. This annual event welcomes participation from any individual or group, regardless of age, gender, and cultural or economic backgrounds and aims to promote all forms of writing, encouraging communities to join in via a programme of public, educational and online activities . …