Week 16/20 – week ending 17 April

Faber furloughs staff Faber is from today furloughing certain members of staff under the Government’s Staff Retention Scheme. The affected staff will receive full pay. The furlough period is set initially for three weeks. Stephen Page, Faber CEO, has written to authors and agents to update them on the company’s activities during the coronavirus lockdown.…

Bookseller Briefing 27/19 – week ending 5 July

Publishing ‘sleepwalking into oblivion’ over library e-book lending barriers, says librarian The book world is “sleepwalking into oblivion” if there are not changes to the terms under which e-books are made available to libraries, a chief librarian has warned. In recent weeks, the US has seen a number of controversies on the issue, including a demand…

Bookseller Briefing 36/18 – week ending 7 September

South African publishers investigated for alleged price-fixing The Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) and its 91 members are under investigation by the country’s competition authority over alleged price-fixing on books. PASA, which is the largest publishing industry body in South Africa, comprises publishers including the South African branches of international publishers Oxford University Press, Taylor…