People Want E-Books—Libraries are Getting More Demand During the Pandemic

People Want E-Books—Libraries are Getting More Demand During the Pandemic

During this pandemic, we’ve all been busy. Between work, Animal Crossing, schoolwork, snacks, and Zoom calls, it seems like there’s barely any time to read. But, never fear, there is! In fact, the demand for e-books has increased dramatically since the lockdown. People want to escape the difficulties of reality more than ever, and libraries are struggling to meet this demand while cautiously planning a future reopening.     Libraries have reacted to COVID-19 much like many places forced to closed—with innovation and creativity. The Williamsburg Regional Library, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, has converted its bookmobiles into free Wi-Fi hotspots …

E-Bookstore Launched To Support NYC Booksellers

E-Bookstore Launched To Support NYC Booksellers

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Booksellers across New York City have found themselves unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Although this news is troubling, booksellers have banded together against the odds and have launched an online bookstore. The Bookstore At The End Of The World allows customers to purchase books online from established bookstores in New York.   Under the URL of bookshop.org, the e-bookstore was launched to raise money for indie bookstores. Through the website, booksellers are able to display a collection of purchasable books. Every book purchased goes towards the total amount of money raised for these local bookstores, which is equally split …

Bloomsbury Caught in Crossfire Between Us and China

Bloomsbury Caught in Crossfire Between Us and China

The publishing company that brought us Harry Potter, Bloomsbury, has been faced with an increase of fifteen percent from China for books printed there. This happened overnight on the first of September.   Image via BriefedUp   According to Chief Executive Nigel Newton, the company wasn’t prepared for this increase but they are doing their best to take it in stride. This increase should only have a small impact for the finical year, but could possibly cause some issues in the future. Newton says that illustrated books, such as the Harry Potter illustrated editions are published in China due to …