Publishers around the world have reacted quickly to support homeschooling parents and open access to research around COVID-19. At the same time many parts of the industry want to know whether culture or publishing will be supported by national stimulus packages. The below gathers together publishers and governments’ actions so far. 

The COVID-19 Pandemic, and the urgent measures being taken by governments around the world to contain it, are having a huge impact on many aspects of daily life. With schools closing, urgent research required and many people asked to stay at home, publishers around the world have been stepping forward to do their bit. 

At the same time, the closure of bookshops, cancellation of book fairs, and general uncertainty is putting many parts of the publishing industry under great pressure with many counting on Government economic stimulus packages to help them survive the economic crisis resulting from the health crisis.

We are attempting to gather the great work being carried out by publishers’ associations and publishers as well as any information provided on government support. Please see our resource page here. See our dedicated COVID-19 section here.

If you are aware of initiatives that are not included, please contact James Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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