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How the publishing industry is meeting the challenges posed by the pandemic

Publishing is a risky business. People risk their life savings, their homes, their freedom, and their lives on writing and publishing books they genuinely believe in, and it is under threat in a way it never has been. It is, however a robust industry, books survive in times when other products suffer, but we need …

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The Threat of Self-censorship in Publishing

   “The Threat of Self-censorship in Publishing” is the title of the speech that William Nygaard, former Norwegian publisher of Salman Rushdie and president of Norwegian PEN, delivered on the screen at the last World Congress for Publishers, February 2018. Nygaard’s broken leg stopped him from being present in person, much to the relief of …

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”

You will all be amazed to know of a case where a publisher tied up with food delivery services to help deliver books. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, they say.   Quoting Dickens is the closest that I can get to, whenever I attempt to define the state of book publishing amidst the pandemic. …

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