Even as Emmanuel Macron names reading the ‘great national cause’ of the year, France’s publishers are celebrating ‘book resilience’ in 2020.
French and Italian book publishers are engaging in a 3-day translation rights event, each the other’s second-largest rights export market.
A series of virtual rights meetings and presentations featuring some 75 French publishers, BIEF’s French Week is set for May 17 to 28.
In an 11th survey, the French book business sees continued adoption of digital book formats, confirming the ‘digital acceleration’ in the pandemic.
Authors in France who retrieve their rights but find that their books still are being marketed now have an avenue to appeal.
The SDG Publishers Compact was introduced at Frankfurter Buchmesse and today gains the support of Paris’ Syndicat national de l’édition.
The latest survey results from France’s publishers cites respondents saying they’ve read more during the market’s two lockdowns, younger readers taking the lead.
A new survey from French book publishers indicates that users in lockdown were more interested in reading and adopted more digital formats.
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.