The European Parliament’s book-sector review names books and reading as “the second cultural activity” behind watching and listening.
The Italian Publishers Association and the market’s booksellers are appealing for more government funding for poorer students’ books.
Italy’s publishers are joined by their bookselling and library colleagues in an effort to make COVID-era library funding perpetual.
The newly appointed commissioner from Rome for the 2024 Frankfurt Guest of Honor Italy has met with AIE on plans for the program.
The ‘Tales of EUkraine’ project from the Federation of European Publishers and Ukrainian Book Institute is in Naples with AIE’s support.
Targeted instances of potential ‘artificial intelligence’ usage include ’emotion recognition systems’ and ‘predictive policing systems.’
Ricardo Franco Levi has resigned as Italy’s commissioner to the 2024 Frankfurt guest of honor program. He remains president of the Federation of European Publishers.
The Torino Book Fair predicts it will surpass last year’s 169,000 visitors, as the publishers’ association announces gains by bookshops.
Translation of Italian books into German is being offered substantial funding ahead of the 2024 Guest of Honor Italy program at Frankfurt.
Titles published for younger readers in Italy rose from 6,165 in 2015 to 8,850 in 2021, per new figures from a quick-read AIE presentation.