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Friday 24 July 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on the UK Publishing Industry

Research with UK publishing leaders reveals the dramatic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on all aspects of the industry

Research conducted with publishing leadership during the first stages of the Coronavirus pandemic in May and June shows widespread impacts across the publishing sector, with industry leaders reporting deep financial, sales and operational challenges as a result of the crisis. The findings contained in a new report, "The Impact of COVID-19 on the UK Publishing Industry,” published today, provides a snapshot of the current state of the industry.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented change for the UK publishing industry at an unimaginable pace. With the support of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and the Publishers Association, Maverick Publishing Specialists have conducted research to provide an overview of the impacts of COVID-19 on publishers of all sizes across all disciplines.

This free report provides valuable insight into:

  • How organizations have adapted to changes
  • Short-term operational challenges
  • Impact on products, budgets, and forecasts
  • Emerging trends and issues unique to publishing
  • Recommendations and opportunities

For the publishing industry, the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 comes amid digital disruption and shifting trends in consumerism.

Business is anything but “as usual”!

For more information about “The Impact of COVID-19 on the UK Publishing Industry” contact Maverick Senior Associate, Jeremy Brinton on 

The full report and analysis can now be downloaded. View the press release from Maverick Publishing Specialists.

About Maverick Publishing Specialists
Maverick is a leading, specialist consultancy and outsource services company designed specifically for the publishing industry. We focus on providing high-level e-publishing strategy development; strategic and operational marketing and direct sales; market research; product, content and technical consultancy; and distributor / partner relations support for publishers in all market sectors. The Maverick team are publishing specialists with specific expertise across all areas of print and electronic information. We supply customized project based or interim management services that can be tailored to our individual customers' needs. Maverick resources cover UK and Europe, USA and Canada, Latin / South America as well as Asia Pacific. Visit for more information.


Toshiyuki TAKAGI   04/08/2020 at 14:58

I want to read this report please.

Jeong Seokkyun   05/08/2020 at 09:35

Thank you

ALPSP   05/08/2020 at 14:42

Please note: The full report and analysis can be downloaded at - Many thanks, ALPSP

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