The full programme for FutureBook, The Bookseller's publishing conference has been launched. The all virtual event takes place for a week from 16th November, and includes speakers across a range of disciplines and companies.
Bookstore sales tumbled 30.7% in August compared to one year ago, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales fell to $754 million compared to $1.09 billion in August 2019... This drop was in marked contrast with the entire retail segment, which reported overall flat sales in August compared to a year ago... The poor August sales performance was likely due to weakness in sales at college stores as well as continued softness at trade stores.
Ebury Press has acquired a new book from Michael Rosen, exploring his hospitalisation with coronavirus and subsequent recovery, including extracts from the ward diary kept by nurses who cared for him.
Blackwell's Manchester is organising the delivery of care packages to students who are currently in isolation, following recent coronavirus restrictions in the city.