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.
The Italian Publishers Association’s Ricardo Franco Levi and his staff in Milan report on progress in one of Europe’s hardest hit markets.
With Rudy Vanschoonbeek finishing his term as president of the Federation of European Publishers, Rowohlt’s Peter Kraus vom Cleff takes over the role.
The Association of Italian Publishers expresses support for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s decision to cancel its physical exhibition and cheers funding for small presses.
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.
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.