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.
Today’s deals include fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books from Europe and the Americas. One title was longlisted for the International Booker this year. Another is from a generation ago.
The head of the Italian publishers’ association, Ricardo Franco Levi, presses the organization’s case for inclusion in Rome’s education plan at Conte’s States-General.
the Italian book business opens ‘New Books from Italy’ to promote contemporary titles, industry directories, and translation funding opportunities.
The chief of the Italian publishers association tells Rome that its support for badly damaged cultural organizations is not enough: A family allotment for cultural spending is the next ask.