Weekly Write-Up: 3rd June 2020
Welcome to the SPF Weekly Write-Up, where each Wednesday we collect together the self-publishing news of the week so you don’t have to.
A short one this week: a potential influx of delayed traditionally published books.
Delayed Release Dates
Many entertainment industries have been hit hard by coronavirus and, like those of films and video games, the publishing industry has been forced to delay many of the titles originally scheduled for release in March, April and May. Despite periods of lockdown and social isolation being ideal sales periods for all three formats, with no distribution channels (i.e. theatres and brick-and-mortar stores) in place it’s difficult to deliver those products to the publisher’s audience.
All completely understandable, of course. But that could lead to a problem: a surge of delayed titles all coming out at the exact same time come the autumn. That’s a problem for the publishers, however – I’m sure readers will be more than happy for something new to scroll their eyes over.
For those who wish to learn more about the impact of delayed release dates in the traditional publishing industry, click here.
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