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Italian Book Publishers Report on 2022 Revenue: A Slight Decline
Italy’s publishers expect their year-end revenue to be down by between a modest 1.1 and 1.8 percent as compared to 2021.
BookBeat in France: ‘Updated’ Audiobook Subscriptions
BookBeat is ditching an all-you-can-listen-to audiobook subscription in a major market and offering time-based options in six other countries.
Più libri più liberi: AIE and Aldus UP’s Professional Program
The 2022 edition of Italy’s public-facing book fair ‘Più libri più liberi’ features sessions for professionals at Rome’s La Nuvola.
Greece Is Bologna Book Plus’ First Market of Honor
In March’s edition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the Book Plus program will have Greece as its own ‘market of honor’ exhibitor.
Italy’s ‘Book City’: Reading Supports Cultural Life
New research by the Italian publishers’ Association reflets an extensive integration of reading and other cultural pursuits in Milan.
Sharjah World Book Capital Supports a Fire-Damaged Italian Bookstore
The Bologna bookstore, Giannino Stoppani, was damaged by fire in May. Sharjah World Book Capital has contributed €50,000 to assist.
At Sharjah’s Conference: ‘Let’s Not Leave Anyone Behind’
Sharjah’s Guest of Honor Italy, digital publishing in the Arab world and more open the 2022 Publishers Conference professional program.
Bologna Barnstorms Its Sister Fairs: New Tour at Frankfurt
Bologna Children’s Book Fair begins a second tour of award-winning illustration, set at other book fairs.
Audiobooks: Bonnier’s BookBeat Opens in Spain and Italy
BookBeat, based in Sweden, is offering usage-time audiobook subscriptions in both its new markets, Italy and Spain.