Rights Edition: Torino’s Rights Center Early Bird Pricing

In News by Porter Anderson

With the Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino running May 8 to 10, the show’s rights center tables are in early bird sales now.

In the rights Center at the Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, 2023, in the Lingotto Congress Center. Image: SILT

By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

The Frankfurt-Torino Afficionado Award Returns
As the spring book fair and trade show season takes off, here’s a quick reminder from Sonia Folin at the Salone Internationale del Libro di Torino that March 7 is the deadline to book a table in the Salone del Libro Rights Center at the Lingotto Congress Center running May 8 to 10.

A link to the registration area on the site is here.

Folin is clarifying for rights professionals that a table includes two passes to the book fair and the rights center, and access for two users to the program’s  appointments platform, where you can find the list of participants and organize meetings during the three days of the market.

With a new editorial director, Annalena Benini, the show will follow last year’s 35th iteration, which drew 215,000 attendees despite a severe spate of storms in the Torino-Milano area and much of the Emilia-Romagna. There were 1,520 public events logged in last year, staged across 50 venues. The attendance levels represented a 27-percent increase over 2022 attendance.

Stressing its emphasis on “an ever more international events program,” organizers are featuring “the German language” as the show’s guest of honor, focused on Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in a collective stand under the banner “Literatur Parade.”

Among highlights is the centenary of Franz Kafka’s death, with the participation of the Austrian illustrator Nicolas Mahler with his Komplett Kafka (Completely Kafka, translated by Alexander Booth, Pushkin Press, May 30).

Sponsors of the guest-of-honor program include Frankfurter Buchmesse (October 16 to 20, with Italy as guest of honor);  the Goethe-Institut; the German federal ministry of foreign affairs; the Austrian ministry of European and international affairs; the Austrian cultural forums in Milan and Rome; the Swiss culture foundation Pro Helvetia; and the Booksellers and Publishers Association of German-language Switzerland, the SBVV.

The rights center is to feature a program of its own events and workshops as well as a second year’s presentation of the Afficionado Award, produced by Torino in cooperation with Frankfurt and given in its first year to Lola Shoneyin‘s Lagos-based Aké Arts and Book Festival.

The rights center’s fellowship program, organized with the support of the Italian foreign trade agency known as ICE, returns this year and has had 344 applications from 64 countries.

We’ll have more as we get closer to the Torino show’s dates in May.

In the rights Center at the Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, 2023, in the Lingotto Congress Center. Image: SILT


More from us on the Torino International Book Fair is here, more on international book fairs and trade shows overall is here, more on international publishing and book related awards programs is here, more on Guest of Honor Italy at Frankfurt this year is here, and more on Frankfurter Buchmesse is here.

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Porter Anderson

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Porter Anderson has been named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year in London Book Fair's International Excellence Awards. He is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. He formerly was Associate Editor for The FutureBook at London's The Bookseller. Anderson was for more than a decade a senior producer and anchor with CNN.com, CNN International, and CNN USA. As an arts critic (Fellow, National Critics Institute), he was with The Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which now is owned and operated by Jane Friedman.