Essays from 25 authors on the pandemic are collected by Mauri Spagnol’s Garzanti to benefit Bergamo’s Pope John XXIII Hospital in Bergamo.
The association of Italy’s publishing, film, television, audio, museum, and other cultural industries warns of deep damage. Lockdown extensions are likely.
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.
The creative industries of hard-hit Italy—including the books industry—are alerting the government that they could suffer structural damage in the current crisis.
Industry Notes: International publishing events grapple with exhibitor, attendee worries about COVID-19. London Book Fair goes ahead.
With the cooperation of some 80 percent of Italy’s publishing companies, the new Fondazione LIA program is establishing accessibility standards for books.