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The Translation That Became a Most Unlikely Bestseller

The Name of the Rose, as published by Italy's Bompani

Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose celebrates 30 years in translation and in print this year — but still confounds even the most erudite readers.

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Kobo Sees Opportunities for Self-publishing in Europe

Camille Mofidi of Kobo

Camille Mofidi of Kobo Writing Life explains how the platform is helping writers in France, Germany and Italy leverage self-publishing opportunities.

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A Call for Digital Media Ethics

Marcello Vena

Marcello Vena of AllBrain in Italy is repulsed by a recent report on publishing on and calls for a renewed sense of ethics in those covering digital media.

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Italian Writing Festival Takes Women, Self-Publishing Seriously

From left, David Gaughran, Ann Colette, Jane Friedman, Monique Patterson of St Martin's Press, Elizabeth Jennings

The Women’s Writing Festival in Matera, Italy was a showcase for the growing importance of women’s fiction and self-publishing in Europe.

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Italy’s Claudio Magris Wins 2014 $150,000 FIL Prize

Claudio Magris

Italian writer Claudio Magris (b. 1939) has been awarded the 2014 Prize in Romance Languages by the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL).

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Rome’s Colosseum Hosts Ancient Library Exhibition

'Infinite Library' exhibition entrance (1)

In the place where gladiators once fought, the city of Rome is hosting a summer exhibition of the public and private libraries of the Ancient World.

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In Italy, Feltrinelli’s New RED Store Aims at Young Techies

RED logo

Italian publisher and bookseller Feltrinelli has opened its second RED store, a new concept aimed at attracting younger, tech-savvy customers. We look inside.

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Introducing BackTypo, A Self-Publishing Tool with Italian Flair

Giacomo D'Angelo

Giacomo D’Angelo, product manager at describes how BackTypo promises to help authors build beautiful books simply and easily.

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Can Narcissus Bring Digital Self-Publishing to the Arab World?

Arabic Self-published Book

The Italian ebook self-publishing platform Narcissus has launched in Arabic, but finds authors in the Arab world face a steep digital learning curve.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Barbara Griffini of Berla & Griffini Rights Agency

Barbara Griffini, literary agent

Barbara Griffini, a translator and literary agent representing Italian authors, provides a snapshot of her working life selling rights in Europe and the US.

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