Costing the books industry as much as €528 million, piracy is a major target for Italian book and news publishers in 2020.
From Italy, the United States, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands, here’s a year-end look at titles with tidings of brisk rights activity.
Co-edition publishing is on the rise in Italy this year, as is the number of foreign rights Italian publishers have sold abroad, according to a new report from the Associazione Italiana Editori.
With the cooperation of some 80 percent of Italy’s publishing companies, the new Fondazione LIA program is establishing accessibility standards for books.
Literary agents at the 2019 Frankfur Book Fair tell us which books they have on offer and about rights deals for their hot new titles.
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is mounting a new touring exhibition of illustrations, and Danish AI specialists at UNSILO sign Cambridge University Press.
Luca D’Andrea, whose trilogy sold into 33 territories, published his latest work as a newspaper series in La Repubblica. A book release is due in January from Einaudi.
On the way to producing a new joint international children’s book fair in Russia for 2021, BolognaFiere and Moscow’s fair are collaborating on a tour.
ormerly with Terre di mezzo and Mondadori, Giulia Rizzo moves to Harper Italia’s children’s division, credited with a ‘fresh look and open mind.’
Wattpad Studios in Canada announce another major partnership in their European expansion, signing Mediaset in Italy to the list of production partners.