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27 September 2020

IPA calls for state aid for book sector

8 September 2020

At the Moscow Book Fair on 3 September 2020, the International Publishers Association adopted a call to action for governments to support and invest in the book sector. 

Ongoing IPA polling of publishers indicates that the Covid-19 pandemic has damaged the book industry worldwide, slashing revenues by up to 80% in some markets. The easing of restrictions in places has not neutralized the threat of the book sector's collapse in some countries.

Echoing the joint statement by world book industry leaders on World Book Day 2020, the IPA calls on governments to:

  • Consider the book sector as essential to society:
  • Stimulate demand for books:
  • Protect intellectual capital:

 For the full statement, see the IPA website (3 September 2020).