Data now being collected for a third year, also shows a distinct migration of Italian book sales from physical bookstores to online retail.
The Italian Publishers Association is moving to make permanent some of the cooperative partnerships achieved during the pandemic.
The trials of 2020 and outlook for 2021 drive discussions of discoverability, digital, and direct-to-consumer relations in Venice’s forum.
Overall in 2020, the AIE and ALI with Nielsen have reported, Italians purchased 104.5 million book in 2020.
Speakers in this year’s digital event include Arnaud Nourry, James Daunt, Jesús Badenes, Siv Bublitz, Ricardo Franco Levi, and more.
The AIE’s fifth annual #IoLeggoPerché book donation program for schools and libraries has surprised organizers with 300,000 books.
Having ramped up its rights trade for five years, the Italian market now looks to a new translation fund to support its overseas sales.
Italy’s annual book-donation program for school libraries is back this year, despite the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic.
Italy’s bookstores are allowed to operate amid COVID-19 restrictions, and Guadalajara becomes UNESCO’s World Book Capital for 2022.
France Créative and the Italian Publishers Association ask that bookstores be allowed to stay open during the latest coronavirus lockdowns in Europe.