Resilient: The publishing industry in the face of COVID-19

Publishers, booksellers, libraries, and authors worked collegiately when closures and cancellations hit earlier this year, said panellists in a State of the Industry discussion at the recent SPN Conference.

In 2020, the Australian publishing industry showed grit and great determination in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Sophie Masson, newly elected President of the Small Press Network (SPN), said at the 2020 SPN Conference’s The State of the Industry (27 November) panel that the industry had shown, ‘A wonderful example of the very collegial atmosphere, supportive atmosphere, that exists in our industry across all its different sectors.’

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Andrea Simpson
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Andrea Simpson is a freelance contributor and former Feature Writer and the Reviews Editor for ArtsHub. Andrea is a Filipina-Australian writer, editor, and content creator with a love for diverse Australian stories. She is curious about all forms of art, though she has an especially keen interest in Australia's publishing sector. Her feature writing has appeared in Inside Small Business. Andrea is an Assoc. member of Editors Victoria (IPEd.). Her short stories have been published in Visible Ink Anthology 27: Petrichor (2015), and Frayed Anthology (2015). You can find Andrea’s poetry in What Emerges (2013) poetry selected by Ania Walwicz. 
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