The conference closing the 41st rendition of the Mauri Foundation’s ‘school of booksellers’ will be a look at new issues ─ and déjà-vu.
As many as 17,000 students were among the largest turnout on record for Italy’s book fair showcasing independent publishers.
Small- and medium-sized publishers make up 50.1 percent of the Italian book market, reports AIE at today’s Più Libri Più Liberi opening.
The seven-year-old Seattle-based Libro.fm opens a Bookshop.org-style audiobook-selling service in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
The German book market faces a perplexing set of circumstances, resulting in an overall performance down -1.9 percent in 2022.
Presented in Venice at the Mauri School, the 2022 report from Italy’s publishers shows gains over the pre-pandemic era, amid market shifts.
The Umberto e Elisabetta Mauri ‘school of booksellers’ returns to Venice, with a live-streamed half-day conference available on January 27.
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.
Publishers, organizations, and people can receive the new Bookshop.org UK awards emphasizing independent bookselling.
Despite a 4.2-percent step back in book sales, Italy’s industry sees a 14.7-percent gain over the same period of 2019.