Freight Costs and Shipping Pose New Challenges

A recent BISG webinar discussed the on-going disruptions to publisher supply chains created by the pandemic. Publishers Weekly offers a great summation of this new challenge to book publishers!

Recent BISG webinar included comment from logistics expert that publishers need to recognize that freight cost on int'l shipping of print bks is very high and will continue to be so. Asked to adjust their expectations, make changes to supply chain.

— Jill ONeill (@jillmwo) July 13, 2021

Key quote:

All three speakers also said that it is important for publishers to see what is happening in the publishing supply chain in the context of the entire American economy. The U.S., Forbes noted, is working through a year’s worth of pent-up demand that is intensifying competition for shipping and freight services among all sectors, Forbes said.