Amanda Luedeke

May 29, 2020

An Update on How COVID-19 Is Affecting Book Publishing


The Gatecrashers Podcast LogoIt continues to be an interesting time for book publishing.

In this update we share information that was provided by Penguin Random House, looking at at the book categories that have taken the biggest hits along with the ones that have done well.

We also discuss why the “free ebook” movement at the beginning of the pandemic turned out to be a bad idea, and we offer a bit of good news as bookstores begin to reopen and the Big 5 Publishers put in place initiatives to help keep independent retailers afloat.

Listen to the May 25 update on how COVID-19 is affecting book publishing.

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