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Support for bookstores. Italian publishers call for the French model

A request for a lifeline for independent bookstores, but also —especially from those who represent small publishers— the confirmation that today they are failing to meet the visibility needs of..

Samuele Cafasso
June 30, 2022

Events

Digital Edition- 16st – 18th of November

READMAGINE 2021: DESIGNING A POSTPANDEMIC AGENDA FOR READING AND PUBLISHING FOR EUROPE

The Germán Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation (FGSR) and the International Publishing Distributors Association are organizing Readmagine, an event dedicated to innovation in reading and books, on November 16, 17 and 18..

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Free, syncretic, transmedial: why we like comics (and manga) so much

Comic books accounted for 10% of the books sold in 2021 in physical and online bookstores and in large-scale retail in Italy. One book in ten in terms of copies, almost..

Alessandra Rotondo
June 10, 2022
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READMAGINE 2021: DESIGNING A POSTPANDEMIC AGENDA FOR READING AND PUBLISHING FOR EUROPE
Digital Edition- 16st – 18th of November

The Germán Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation (FGSR) and the International Publishing Distributors Association are organizing Readmagine, an event dedicated to innovation in reading and books, on November 16, 17 and 18..

Fondazione LIA’s Accessibility workshop at Readmagine 2021
16 november 2021

The new edition of Readmagine, the event focused on digital innovation in the publishing and reading field, will be held from the 16th to the 18th of November in Madrid,..

Aldus Up events at Frankfurt Book Fair 2021
20 - 24 October 2021

Reading promotion after the pandemic, the audio-books phenomenon and accessibility in digital publishing are the three key topics of the Aldus Up programme of professional events at the Frankfurt Book..

Aldus Up @ Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2021
online edition, 14-17 June 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes and new challenges to our world. Faced with this unprecedented situation, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2021 has forged ahead to redesign and reinvent its rich programme of events. Many new features have..

European Inclusion Summit
17 November 2020, from 9.00 to 16.45 CET

During the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the German Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities organizes the European Inclusion Summit, an important..

Let’s Talk
9-18 November 2020 - part of the 17th Thessaloniki International Book Fair

    A professional digital program addressed to publishers, booksellers, literary agents and literary translators in Greece and Germany conducted within the framework of the 17th Thessaloniki International Book Fair and organised..

Aldus Up events in Frankfurt Book Fair digital programme

Discover all the professional events in collaboration with Aldus Up featured by the Frankfurt Book Fair digital programme, and a special initiative on Eu book markets. October 13th, h.12.30 –13.30..

NEW ITALIAN BOOKS
Live streaming on July 2nd at 11.30 am (CEST)

The new portal to promote Italian publishing worldwide The new digital platform that internationalizes Italian book publishing, newitalianbooks.it, will be presented internationally on July 2nd at 11.30 am (Rome time)…

READMAGINE/DPS 2020 – DIGITAL VERSION – 1st – 12th of June
Digital Edition- 1st – 12th of June

Just a few months into 2020, the world has been shaken and the publishing sector and content industry in a broad sense are changing. The Covid-19 pandemic hastens the challenges..

Aldus events@BCBF Online Special Edition
4-7 May 2020

Bologna Children’s Book Fair continues on sharing the best of its expertise and know-how with the international children’s book community. From 4 to 7 May, the BCBF Online Special Edition brings..

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Support for bookstores. Italian publishers call for the French model

A request for a lifeline for independent bookstores, but also —especially from those who represent small publishers— the confirmation that today they are failing to meet the visibility needs of..

ERICS: A Cornerstone towards Comprehensive Data on European Reading Habits

While reading is the subject of a considerable number of surveys in different European countries, it is very difficult to compare the individual results and put them into perspective. Not..

Free, syncretic, transmedial: why we like comics (and manga) so much

Comic books accounted for 10% of the books sold in 2021 in physical and online bookstores and in large-scale retail in Italy. One book in ten in terms of copies, almost..

The impact of e-lending on the purchasing of books

E-lending, namely library lending of electronic books, is widespread especially among the high-income and highly educated groups of the population, and has a considerably negative impact on the purchasing not..

Crowdfunding campaign to support the printing of Ukrainian children’s books

More than 3 million refugees and among them many, many children who left their homes only with the minimum essentials. These children need to find comfort, these children need to..

Book Fairs‘ Accessibility Report. An overview of the current state of the art of European book fairs’ accessibility

Accessibility is becoming increasingly important in the publishing industry as the new European legislative framework requires the entire digital publishing industry to become accessible to persons with disabilities and elderly..

Relationship between Spanish teenagers and reading

The Germán Sánchez Ruipérez (GSR) Foundation carried out a qualitative research through 2021 focusing on the Spanish teenagers’ relationship with reading. The final report (https://fundaciongsr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Jovenes-y-lectura.pdf) provides some hypotheses on the..

On TikTok a teenage creator can singlehandedly determine the success of a title. What’s the future of books?

Due to the pandemic, for the second year running the Advanced Seminar by the Umberto and Elisabetta Mauri School for Booksellers (Scuola UEM) could not be held at the Giorgio..

Listening to the future: Contextualising the audiobook phenomenon from scholarly and business perspectives

Is listening to an audiobook another form of reading? What are the success factors for entering the audiobook market? And what influence does Amazon have on the audiobook industry? These..

The long tail effect. In Italy the backlist drives the trade market in the first 9 months of 2021

The backlist drives the market: Italian publishing asks itself questions about the boom in trade publishing sales in the first nine months of the year (+29% on 2020, which had..

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