We are continuing to round up and update information on COVID-19 related developments in the publishing industry, support programs, and educational resources that you might find useful.

Virtual Book Events

Literary Hub
LitHub Launches Virtual Book Channel

Huffington Post
Canadian Children’s Writers & Illustrators Are Sharing Readings of Their Books Online

The Los Angeles Times
Stuck at Home with Kids? Dolly Parton and Other Celebrities Will Read You a Story

NPR
NPR Story Hour

PopSugar
Mo Willems Is Hosting Free Online “Lunch Doodles”

Publishing Industry News

International Publishers
Publisher Act Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

School Library Journal
Penguin Random House OKs Online Storytime, Read-Aloud Videos
Scholastic Temporarily Revises Policy for Online Read-Alouds

Publishers Weekly
Agents Weigh Whether to Submit Projects During the Pandemic

Platforms to Submit or Host a Book Event

A Mighty Blaze

Quarantine Book Club

David Nicholls on Twitter: Virtual Book Launches

Everywhere Book Fest (Virtual Kids’ Lit Festival)

Education and Support

ABA Resources and Tips for Creating Virtual Events

A Book Launch Plan for First-Time Authors Without an Online Presence

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

Copyright Office Operations Updates During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Free Mental Health Support from NYC Covid Care Network

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts COVID-19 Support Programs

Advocacy Letters

Freelancer Union Letter to Nancy Pelosi Requesting Clarification on Unemployment Eligibility for Freelancers, Signed by the AG and others

Copyright Alliance Letter to Members of Congress Emphasizing the Need for Copyright Protection and the Importance of Creative Industries During the Pandemic, Signed by AG and others

Rep. Jerry Nadler's Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Requesting Changes to PUA System to Aid Freelance Workers