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  • Covid-19 Impact Listing: Cancellations, Closings, Policy Changes, and More

    A list of canceled events, closed facilities, impacted industry functions and policies, and more to help book business professionals navigate the new coronavirus and its impact on the industry.

  • Webinar Will Examine Production and Supply Chain Issues

    Brian O'Leary, executive director of BISG, and Ingram Content Group's Kelly Gallagher are among the panelists who will address the questions of the changing modes of work, production, printing, and distribution brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic in a July 8 webinar.

  • Star Watch Deadline Extended

    Publishers Weekly and Frankfurter Buchmesse have extended the 2020 Star Watch deadline for nominations to July 15, 2020.

  • Copyright Takes Center Stage at AAP Annual Meeting

    The Association of American Publishers marked its 50th anniversary with a 90-minute virtual annual meeting on June 1 that touched on the changes that have taken place in recent years as the organization has scaled back some of its operations and refocused its priorities.

  • Heartland Fall Forum's 2020 Show Is Postponed

    Heartland Fall Forum, the joint trade show cohosted by the Midwest Independent Booksellers and Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Associations, has been postponed this fall, though there will be virtual events.

  • Wisconsin Bookseller Hosts Festival to Support Indies and Musicians

    A Wisconsin bookseller is organizing a two-day virtual festival and fundraiser, Bookstock, to celebrate and crowdfund indie booksellers and musicians. The event will take place on Facebook from May 15-17.

  • Virtual Book Fairs Debut In U.K. and UAE

    In response to the pandemic, literary organizations in the U.K and the United Arab Emirates are launching virtual book festivals.

  • BISG Examines Publishing Supply Chain During Covid-19

    The biggest takeaway from BISG's survey on the industry supply chain is the need for all sectors of the industry to communicate and work together.

  • ABA Moves Children’s Institute to 2021

    The American Booksellers Association announced that it will postpone Children’s Institute, its annual conference of children’s book publishers, authors, and retailers, until 2021.

  • O’Reilly Cancels Events, Shutters In-Person Conference Business

    Citing the impact of the pandemic, O’Reilly Media president Laura Baldwin announced that the publisher and technology education platform is canceling all future in-person symposiums and closing that portion of its business.

  • At On Air Fest, the Lit World Pivots to Audio

    The fourth annual On Air Fest, held earlier this month in Brooklyn, prominently featured a number of figures and institutions from the book world, reflecting a growing publishing and literary presence in the podcast sector.

  • West Coast Literary Events Go Online

    With book tours, festivals, conferences, and other literary events being canceled around the world due to COVID-19 concerns, the tech-friendly west coast literary community has begun creating digital events to keep authors and readers connected during the coming weeks of social distancing and quarantine.

  • The Loft Announces Wordplay Literary Fest Will Be Virtual This Spring

    The Loft literary center in Minneapolis is not canceling its second annual Wordplay literary festival. Instead, it is partnering with other literary organizations to hold a two-month virtual celebration of books and authors.

  • MoCCA Arts Fest Rescheduled Over Virus Concerns

    The MoCCA Arts Festival, an annual festival of indie and self-published comics and graphic novels organized by the Society of Illustrators, has been postponed due to the continuing spread of the new coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus Leads to Smaller AWP Conference

    The threat of the new coronavirus lead to a loss of attendees and exhibitors at the AWP conference in San Antonio, but the show went on and gave a boost to local writers and organizations.

  • ReedPop Postpones Emerald City Comic Con Over Virus Concerns

    Concern over travel to pop culture conventions as well as delays in printing due to the new coronavirus are growing among comics publishers.

  • As the New Coronavirus Spreads, Conferences Suffer

    The new coronavirus is causing global panic, and the publishing industry has proved far from immune.

  • Reed Confirms BookExpo, BookCon to Proceed as Planned

    Reed Exhibitions issued a statement confirming that BookExpo and BookCon will proceed as planned May 27-31, 2020, at the Javits Center in New York City.

  • AWP Conference in San Antonio to Proceed as Planned

    The annual AWP Conference will be held despite any threat from the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This year's event, which takes place from March 4-7, is being held in San Antonio, Tex.

  • Book-Toy Synergies Abound at Toy Fair

    Despite a new coronavirus scare, this year's Toy Fair New York saw typical foot traffic, with many of the initiatives spotlighted at the fair reflecting growing connection between books and toys in the market.

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