Even as Europe’s reported contraction is analyzed by economists, new funding for small publishers in Italy adds to an improving outlook for books.
The head of the Italian publishers’ association, Ricardo Franco Levi, presses the organization’s case for inclusion in Rome’s education plan at Conte’s States-General.
Asking consumers to remember what booksellers mean to them, Spain’s publishing industry associations roll out a campaign to reopen book retailers.
Detailing the damage of the pandemic, the French publishers’ association issues its first report from the crisis with a survey of up some 250 houses.
As coronavirus-related economic aid is released in Italy, publishers, libraries, and booksellers are asking for a cultural-spending incentive for families.
In Europe’s two most gravely threatened markets, publishers’ associations and their retail and distribution colleagues are fighting for governmental assistance – with bookstores shuttered in lockdowns.
Already struggling with piracy and a diminished cultural allowance for young citizens, the Italian industry faces new constraints on bookselling discounts.
Citing ‘centuries of history that proclaim the fact that culture will beat ignorance,’ Italy’s prime minister set in motion the new €500 grants for the country’s 18-year-olds.
- Page 2 of 2