By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson
Torino’s Rights Center Dates: May 17 to 19The Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino in the spring of 2022 drew 450 participants to its rights center, including 50 professionals from the cinema industry.
Those engaging in the program for international rights specialists came from 21 countries and conducted what the book fair’s organizers say were 5,200 meetings across 150 tables booked by publishers, fim producers, and literary rights agents.
Here are some notes for our readers who may want to move quickly to get set up to participate this year, the rights center being in operation from May 17 to 19 at the Centro Congressi Lingotto, near the main Salone Internazionale del Libro’s exhibition area.
- This year, the rights center in the colonnade-lined city of Torino is offering tables for rights professionals at an early-bird discount price of €250 (US$271), that price being available until February 14. Registration is here.
- The purchase of a rights center table comes with two admission tickets to the fair and two users’ profiles on the show’s “matching platform,” which refers to the chance to arrange meetings with colleagues and other professionals at the show. It’s also possible for publishers and editors register for such meetings here.
- Interested potential exhibitors are directed to this page for registration.
There is also a fellowship program for publishers, editors, rights managers, literary agents, and scouts at the show. The fellowship includes hotel accommodations for the May 17 to 20 run of the show, as well as right center access, show access, and a €50 price to buy a trading table if you want one. An application for the fellowship program is due on Friday (January 27), and you can find that page here.
The fellowship is made possible through the support of ITA, the Italian Trade Agency.
Professional programming is said to fall into three categories of events including panels and workshops with international guests:
- “Book to Book” looks at Italian and international publishing and translation rights
- “Book to Screen” programming, of course, on books, and development for television and film
- “Book to Sound” programming relative to podcasts and audiobooks
Organizers project attendance this year of more than 168,000 people at this public-facing book fair with its professional program attached.
The exhibition area comprises 63,000 square meters, and the show stages as many as 1,200 public events in the course of its run.