In China children’s books are for indoctrinating good citizens and instilling morals, but elsewhere, kids books are becoming increasingly entertaining, enticing and personal.
Porter Anderson’s roundup of Web buzz looks at the deluge of data coming out of confabs in Italy, B&Ns battle with S&S, Sebastian Posth’s German analytics, and much more.
A preview of the 50th Bologna Book Fair includes the TOC Bologna program, Sweden as the Guest of Honor Country, and a list of award winners recognized during the fair.
Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of Web buzz for authors takes on the fate of the ISBN, the idea of the author platform, the prospects for used ebooks, and more.
Italy’s 2013 IfBookThen conference on digital publishing takes place next week and opens to a new European synergy, thanks to partnerships with Sweden and Spain.
To mark its 50th anniversary the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, will award six new prizes for publishers at the forefront of innovation and creative editorial choices.
Italy’s publishing industry is one of the most interesting in Europe. For up-to-date news on Italian publishing, what resources do you rely on? We recommend two.
While relatively few literary agents work in Italy, the evolving publishing industry is making them more essential. Agent Marco Vigevani describes the scene.
Florence’s English-language Paperback Exchange bookstore is as old as Christ was when he died and relies on the shop owners’ good taste—and that of its customers—to stay in business.
At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, the Italian Publishers Association presented statistics about Italy’s book market.