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  • London Book Fair

    Agents Protest London Book Fair's Handling of Refunds

    Calling the London Book Fair "tone deaf," literary agents from North America have written an open letter to LBF organizers, protesting their refusal to issue refunds to those who canceled attendance prior to the fair's official announcement that the event would not take place.

  • News

    Italy's Book Sales Bounce Back

    The recent return of book buyers to stores in Italy has helped the overall Italian book business bounce back. After showing a year-over-year revenue loss of 20% through April 18, that loss is down to 11% as of July 11.

  • News

    Europe's Pandemic Sales Slide Quantified

    A report by the Federation of European Publishers aims to quantify the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on European publishers, citing a significant plunge in bookstore sales and commensurate lost revenue for publishers.

  • News

    German Sales Drop 14% in the First Half of 2020

    German Book sales crashed during lockdown, but have bounced back as bookstores reopened, and are down just 14% overall for the first six months of 2020, compared with the same period in 2019.

  • Trade Shows

    Guadalajara Fair Offers Proposals for 2020

    The organizers of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, scheduled for November 28 to December 6, may divide the fair into two venues, go virtual, or cancel altogether.

  • Trade Shows

    Frankfurt Updates Plans with Rights Platform, Virtual Content

    The Frankfurt Book Fair announced plans for an online rights platform, as well as a schedule for virtual conferences, for this year's book fair, which is scheduled for October 14-18.

  • News

    Bertrams Goes Bankrupt

    The Bertram Group, one of two major U.K. book wholesalers, has gone bankrupt. Asset sales have been agreed to, and the majority of its employees have been let go.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair

    Frankfurt Updates Exhibitors on Changes

    The Frankfurt Book Fair updated exhibitors on changes, which includes getting free additional booth space, the option to reserve a co-working space, or cancel with a full refund before August 15.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair

    Penguin Random House Will Not Attend Frankfurt

    Penguin Random House is the last of the Big Five American trade publishers to announce they will not attend this year's Frankfurt Book Fair.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair

    Frankfurt Launches Facebook Rights Community

    The Frankfurt Book Fair has launched Pitch Your CIP, a new Facebook-based community to connect rights holders and facilitate books-to-film pitches and other intellectual property exchanges.

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