14 Sep 2021

Covid-19: Publishers not counting on post-lockdown boom

From Morning Report, 8:38 am on 14 September 2021

You could probably write a book about what's happening in locked down Auckland, but publishers in the city would be hard pressed to do much with it under the level 4 rules.

After last year's big lockdown, the book trade enjoyed a surge in sales. But not everyone is counting on the same happening again at the end of a lockdown that some are starting to feel is longer than a Tolstoy novel.

Nicola Legat is the Auckland-based publisher at Massey University Press and also Te Papa Press in the capital.

She spoke to Corin Dann.