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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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