Presented in Venice at the Mauri School, the 2022 report from Italy’s publishers shows gains over the pre-pandemic era, amid market shifts.
With its demise seemingly averted at the 11th hour, Italy’s admired 18App for young adults is renewed in its current form for a year.
‘Independent publishers make up the soul of the book world, and I felt that strongly here.’ Industry pros evaluate rights meetings at at Più libri più liberi.
Italy’s publishers expect their year-end revenue to be down by between a modest 1.1 and 1.8 percent as compared to 2021.
In revenue, the Italian trade market sees 42-percent growth over the first six months of 2020, per the publishers association.
The second digital evocation of the world’s largest children’s book trade show closes with big numbers and lots of programming on video.
The premier event of Bologna Children’s Book Fair includes the debut of the International Publishers Association’s 125th-anniversary video.
As Italy’s 18App for young adults gains increased government funding for 2021, France experiments with its own ‘Pass Culture.’
Data now being collected for a third year shows a distinct migration of Italian book sales from physical bookstores to online retail.
Even as Europe’s reported contraction is analyzed by economists, new funding for small publishers in Italy adds to an improving outlook for books.
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