A focus on visual artistry as well as literature have been highlighted at this year’s Taipei International Book Exhibition. (Sponsored)
Italian Publishers: Bookstores Gaining on Digital Retail
Italy’s publishers see online retail receding as physical stores reassert their prominence in the market’s book sales.
Italian Publishers: A 2.5-Percent Slip in Volume Through April
Seeing downturns in revenues and unit sales, January Through April, AIE plans a two-panel program at Torino’s book fair.
Allen Lau Leaves Wattpad’s Top Spot; Jeanne Lam Remains in Place
The co-founder and CEO of Wattpad hands off to Jeanne Lam in a ‘final curtain call’ he says is not ‘The End.’
South Korea’s Webtoon Acquires Ebook Initiative Japan
With a goal of deeper penetration in the Japanese market, South Korea’s Naver/Webtoon subsidiary Line buys Ebook Initiative Japan.
French Publishers: A Second Round of ‘Comics in the Classroom’
The French publishers’ association, SNE, is rolling out its second round of ‘Comics in the Classroom’ to promote learning and reading skills.
Rights Roundup: Bologna Names Its Cross-Media Awards Winner
The road to Bologna is paved with awards programs, of course, and a French book-and-film project has just been named a winner.
Awards: Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s 2022 Ragazzi Winners
With 14 jurors having worked their way through 2,215 submissions from 61 countries, the 2022 Bologna Ragazzi Award winners are announced.
In France, Lyon’s Comics Festival Sets June In-Person Dates
Set for June 12 and 13 in a fully physical format, the 17th Lyons BD Festival has an especially strong internationalist program planned.
Year’s End: Italian Comics’ Audience Approaches 9 Million Readers
A new study led by AIE and Lucca Crea in Italy reveals a growing readership that spans a wider range of ages than might be expected.