The Italian Publishers Association’s Ricardo Franco Levi and his staff in Milan report on progress in one of Europe’s hardest hit markets.
Authors whose work is featured today are writing from Singapore, the States, Norway, Italy, Finland, Canada, Germany, and the UK.
Canada FBM2020 brings Atwood, a McLuhan exhibition, music, and more to its online programming at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The Association of Italian Publishers expresses support for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s decision to cancel its physical exhibition and cheers funding for small presses.
Still planning to mount a first children’s book fair in Moscow next year, BolognaFiere is ‘in’ Moscow this week but primarily digitally.
Even as Europe’s reported contraction is analyzed by economists, new funding for small publishers in Italy adds to an improving outlook for books.
Italian publishers see ‘encouraging signs of an upturn,’ as data from Nielsen and Informazioni Editoriali shows revenue losses were cut in half in July.
Some 32 percent of respondents in Italy tell publishers that news consumption replaced their reading time during the pandemic.
With Spain, Slovenia, and Italy all pushing back a year to accommodate the change, Frankfurter Buchmesse announces that Canada will be Guest of Honor at the 2021 book fair.
The brand-new translation rights program from Italy offers an introductory session on Thursday from Paris, Madrid, Munich, and London as well as Milan.