How Independent Booksellers are Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic in the UK


The link below is to an article that looks at how independent bookshops are surviving the coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom – including book deliveries by skateboard.

For more visit:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/16/coronavirus-indie-booksellers-inventive-sales

Trying to Write in Hong Kong


The link below is to an article that looks at writing in Hong Kong during a time when one crisis follows another.

For more visit:
https://lithub.com/what-happens-to-writing-when-we-stop-pretending-anything-makes-sense/

The Coexistence of Books and Ebooks


The link below is to an article that looks at how books and ebooks can and will coexist.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/its-not-a-case-of-either-or-why-digital-and-printed-media-can-and-will-coexist

The Impact of Coronavirus on Chinese Publishing


The link below is to an article that looks at the impact of the coronavirus on Chinese publishing.

For more visit:
https://lithub.com/coronavirus-has-ground-chinese-publishing-to-a-halt/

United Kingdom: VAT to Be Removed From Ebooks, but not Audiobooks


The link below is to an article that reports on the removal of the Value Added Tax from ebooks in the UK.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/03/12/uk-to-end-vat-on-ebooks-but-not-audiobooks/

Free Audiobooks


In these days of tedious boredom thanks to coronavirus and the necessary isolation associated with it, there seems very little to do and the various household chores can only be stomached for short periods of time. However, with an audiobook playing while doing these chores, the time can become a welcome opportunity for catching up on some ‘reading.’ There are of course plenty of other reasons and ways to listen to audiobooks. The link below is to an article that lists some 22 sites from which you can obtain free audiobooks – that’s right, for free!

For more visit:
https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/free-audio-books/