30 Nov 2020

Publishers and booksellers hit by difficulties before Christmas

From Morning Report, 6:21 am on 30 November 2020

Publishers and booksellers are having to do Christmas differently this year. The global supply chain which sees books end up on the shelves has developed a few kinks.

Space on shipping freight and in crates is in short supply, and then when they are in transit, they're often being delayed. It's all leading to a tense time for the sector, from publishers, to distributors, to sellers.

Harry Lock spoke with Melanee Winder from the international publisher Hachette New Zealand, to find out how the industry is coping.