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The Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Shift Toward Digital

A new digital category was added to the prestigious Ragazzi Awards this year.

With a digital category added to the prestigious Ragazzi Awards, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair acknowledged the increasing influence of digital publishing.

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PP for Italy’s Giornale della Libreria: Does Social Media Sell?

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Publishing Perspectives’s latest column for the Italy’s Giornale della Libreria looks at whether social media really influences readers to buy books.

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Rome’s Book Fair Reflects a Country Unwilling to Surrender

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Italian publishing is struggling, but the recent book fair in Rome offered signs of vitality and reflected a strong commitment to carry on.

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PP for Italy’s Giornale della Libreria: Publishing’s Front Lines

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Publishing Perspectives’s latest column for the Italy’s Giornale della Libreria covers the frontline battlegrounds in publishing, from print vs. digital, to books vs. videogames.

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A Better Kind of Algorithm

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When you’re shopping for gifts, try getting a recommendation from an actual human expert at your local bookstore, suggests Ross Ufberg of New Vessel Press.

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Italy’s “Masterpiece” TV Competition for Writers Defies Low Expectations

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Rather than being an exercise in humiliation, Italy’s new television literary talent show proves to be stylish, fun and surprisingly compelling viewing.

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Ether for Authors: Can Turning Publishing Into a Competition Pay?

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Our weekly round-up of web buzz looks at Italy’s RCS Libri / Rizzoli Lab effort in co-publishing; self-publishing in Germany; author contracts; and more.

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Japan’s Discover 21: In Frankfurt to Go Farther

Tokyo's Discover 21 President Yumiko Hoshiba and Executive Editorial Director Hiroyoshi Fujita are looking for international expansion in Frankfurt this week. The cover of their catalog is themed on one of their recent additions for the children's market, Isaac the Bully, by Eri Sonoda.

Tokyo-based Discover 21 is taking its catalog on the road this week in Frankfurt, looking for chances to rebalance an import-export gap in Japan’s literature.

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Book Licensing Market Snapshots: Italy and South Africa

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To succeed as a publisher in Italy you need to the get the consumer price right, while in South Africa niche publishing is promising, but digital is a long way off.

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Italy’s Edoardo Nesi on the Nexus of Globalization and Literature

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Strega Prize-winner Edoardo Nesi discusses his anti-globalization polemic book, The Story of My People, literature and the role of a writer in politics.

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