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 a battle for inclusion among Italy’s economic casualties, the country’s books business fights to gain traction among the wounded creative industries.
You might have found works in this Rights Roundup at London Book Fair—had COVID-19 not intervened: From Finland, USA, Spain, France, Sweden, and Italy.
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.
As the COVID-19 emergency rises with remarkable and deadly speed, Amazon moves to prioritize crisis-related products over others.
Research houses and scholarly publishers and associations are pooling their content for professional and public access free of charge.
Industry Notes: The ITEF fellowships have seen almost 150 publishing pros visit Istanbul. And Elena Ferrante’s new title goes to PRH Audio.
Our roundup today includes international book business event information from New Zealand, Colombia, Spain, Tunisia, and the United States.
As coronavirus spreads, book publishing can focus on its own setbacks. Or it can ask how to put its best creativity into the hands of a world that needs it.