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Italian Bookstores to re-open 15/04/20

 

Italian bookstores are now allowed to open to public, but how?

On April 14th, the Italian Government officially ruled that bookstore may be allowed to let one person into a store at a time. The decision seems to be a small compromise towards the end of the locked down initiatives and towards the healing of the country.

Ricardo Franco Levi, director of the main Italian publishers association (Associazione Italiana Editori, AIE) has welcomed the news of this light opening stating that it also comes down to each store’s own decision as to if, how and when to re-open, in order to protect the health of both customers and sellers.

The most important shared message is that everybody values life over commerce and therefore any government’s initiatives should be taken with that in mind

Celebration of Book & Copyright day in Georgia 14/04/20

 

The Georgia Publishers and Booksellers Association is going to stream online on April 23, program of their World Book & Copyright Day, which has been annually celebrated by different cultural associations and events in the world.

The state of Georgia celebrates the World Book & Copyright Day through a 24 hours book fair, which gathers participants from different Publishing Houses, Distribution Companies and Booksellers. The event also offers meetings with Georgian authors, presentations of new books, children’s activities and special discounts for books lovers.

The goal of the Georgia’s publishing world and associations is to demonstrate and promote the importance of this day, as well as the cultural, social and also economical values of books and literacy.

House of El Book One: The Shadow Threat 10/04/20

DC Comics, “the official home of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and the rest of The World’s Greatest Super Heroes” just released the preview cover + 6 pages of House of El Book One: The Shadow Threat, the graphic novel trilogy by author Claudia Gray and artist Eric Zawadzki. The graphic novel explores apocalyptic events in the world of Krypton, the super planet with a red sun and birthplace of Superman, through the eyes of 2 teenagers

The book will be officially released on January 5th, 2021

Locate your comic books store here HERE and pre order your copy

Source: DC Comics

China says “thanks” through a comic book 06/04/20

 

 

China thanks world countries with THIS, a comic book for children in which a panda deals with the health issues and the social consequences caused by the spreading of COVID-19. The book highlights the gestures of solidarity provided by various countries in the world (South Korea, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan) during some of the most dramatic and acute phases of the chinese epidemic.

Italy is represented by a wolf playing piano, in reference to the CONCERT by a Chinese pianist, organized by Sergio Mattarella, Presidente della Repubblica Italiana, in order to express the Italian solidarity to China.

Elisabetta Dami reads Geronimo Stilton on Instagram 02/04/20

 

Elisabetta Dami, daughter of the Italian writer and publisher Piero Dami, is the author of the famous Geronimo Stilton and she will read today April 2nd, from her instagram account, extracts from her books in occasion of the International Children’s Book Day, in collaboration with the International publishers association (Ipa) and UNICEF .

The reading is dedicated to all children in isolation during the COVOID-18 locked down

 

 

Kuala Lampur Ceremony as World Book Capital Cancelled Today 31/03/20

According to Publishing Perspectives, Kuala Lumpur cancelled today, March 31, its opening ceremony for this year role as UNESCO’s World Book Capital. The  event was originally scheduled on April 22, during the 3 days long celebration (April 20 to 23.)

The Malaysian health ministry engages in “surveillance testing” that is to test for virus people with or without symptoms in order to determine where the viral presence stands. All public events and social gathering are now banned.

Free App from Indian Jaggernaut 30/03/20

According to the NY Times, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi gave the nation just 4 hours notice before starting the 3 weeks locked down: the strict measure is the government’s attempt of protecting a nation with hundreds of millions of citizens, and countless millions of people living in over crowded areas, with poor sanitation and with a weak public health care.

Publishing Perspective reports that New Delhi’s owner of the publishing company Juggernaut, started a massive ReadInstead campaign, making their App available for free to the public, gathering all the information needed to fight COVID-19

 

 

Chiki SarkarAge: 40Designation: Publisher, Juggernaut Books

 

 

Source: Publishing Perspectives

#IO LEGGO PERCHE’…. 23/03/20

 

The italbooks team is pleased to share with everybody the following initiatives: #leggiamounastoria and #ioleggoperché, developed and sponsored by AIE, Associazione Italiana Editori, in Italy. The president of the association Ricardo Franco Levi, on behalf of the Italian publishers, invites people to lean on books to find strength, courage, and resilience in this difficult worldwide emergency.

The initiative has the purpose of connecting libraries, bookstores, schools and readers.

For more information please visit the following sites:

IO LEGGO PERCHE`

#LEGGIAMO UNA STORIA CON….

Source: AIE

The musicians from La Scala are getting ready 17/03/20

 

 

The musicians from the Italian theater La Scala are getting ready for new amazing concerts in the near future. They are sending to the public a video of hope in which they show their individual rehearsal from the living room of their homes

You can have a glimpse here Le prove, of their effort in keeping up with hope and dreams during this tragic moment caused by the virus outbreak.

Source: Corriere TV

Book events in America cancelled by the spreading of the Coronavirus 12/03/20

Sadly, various book events, book expos and book fairs are being cancelled due to the spreading of the Coronavirus

  1. Tucson Festival of Books in Arizona has canceled and plans to return in 2021.
  2. Virginia Festival of the Book has been canceled, and will not rescheduled this year.
  3. SOKY Book Fest has been canceled. The event is rescheduled for March 26 & 27, 2021.
  4. L.A. Times 2020 Festival of Books has rescheduled its event for October 3 & 4, 2020. Their annual Book Prizes award ceremony will not be held or rescheduled.

Events that still plan to take place include:

  1. BookExpo: May 28 & 29, 2020
  2. Antiquarian Book Fair: October 30 – November 1, 2020
  3. ACTFL 2020: November 20 – 22, 2020

The Italbooks team expresses its support to the publishing world in this difficult situation

New Italian books 2020 12/03/20

I bambini di Svevia, Romina Casagrande

“Casagrande writes about the “bambini delle rondini” or the children of the swallows, who traveled by foot from South Tyrol to Swabia, or southwestern Germany, every year to find work in the countryside for three centuries until World War II. The novel follows Edna and Jacob who escaped being sold by their families to work in Swabia, a fate that many suffered during this period. Edna must now begin her journey back to where her story started in order to move forward with her future.”

 

La linea del colore, Igiaba Scego

“At the end of the 19th century in Italy,  Lafanu Brown brought her art with her to Europe from the US. Scego juxtaposes Brown with art curator of Somali origin who is an expert in colonialism in her field. Her passion for the past will turn into love for the future as the book details the lives of Lafanu and Leila.”

 

Le condizioni atmosferiche, Enrico Palandri

“Six novels, six stages of the same journey within a novel. Enrico Palandri tells private stories within the historical and social framework of the last forty years. His characters camp, disappear and resurface from story to story, dispersed and brought back close by the events of life, going through a long time of great changes, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to migrating as a state of the soul. Venice, London and many other European cities, globalization and addictions, youthful passions and art, loves, children, families dissolved and recomposed and to be reinvented every day: everything flows in a sharp, rough and melancolic portrait, full of passion and compassion for the effort and joy of living life.”

 

Mara. Una donna del Novecento, Ritanna Armeni

“Mara was born in 1920 and is 13 years old when Armeni’s story begins. She has a best friend, Nadia, a convinced fascist, who takes her to hear Mussolini in Piazza Venezia. She likes to read and when she grows up she wants to be a writer or a journalist. So many dreams and hopes go through her: to study Latin literature, to become beautiful and independent like her elegant aunt Luisa, with her little hats and her strong and fast pace. The future seems close at hand, safe under the portrait of Mussolini that stands in her living room between the two armchairs. Its isn’t until doubt begins to work, to draw small cracks and to open wounds. What remains is to obey one’s own desires: in storms they keep afloat, and in blue skies they know how to draw the streets of tomorrow.”

 

Ragazzo italiano, Gian Arturo Ferrari

“Ferrari writes about the experiences, adventures, realizations and coming-of-age moments that characterize Ninni’s childhood, a boy living in Emilia-Romagna post-World War II.  In his own experiences as a child there is a reflection of the country, anxiety about the future and the lives of the children of post-World War II Italy.”

Source: https://www.illibraio.it/libri-da-leggere-2020-1262667/

Book events in Europe cancelled by the spreading of the Coronavirus 11/03/20

Sadly, various book events, book expos and book fairs are being cancelled due to the spreading of the Coronavirus

  1. Bologna Children’s Book Fair: the fair announced on March 11th, 2020 the cancellation of this year edition. The new edition will take place in Bologna on April 12 to 15 2021, Bologna Children’s Book Fair
  2. The London Book Fair: the fair was supposed to take place this March (2020), but was cancelled due to the spreading of the Coronavirus. The new edition is scheduled for March 9 to 11 2021, London Book Fair
  3. Leipziger Book fair: the fair, planned for 12 t-15 of March, is cancelled due the unfortunate current health situation. The new edition will be held on 18 – 21 March, 2021, Buchmesse
  4. Salon du Livre, Paris: the event is cancelled and will take placed next year 2021, Salon du Livre
  5. Taipei International Book Exhibition: the event is postponed to May 7 -12, 2020, Taipei International Book Exhibition
  6. Salone del Libro di Torino: the expo remains scheduled for May 14 -18, 2020. So far the organizers are monitoring the national and local health situation and are still planning to keep the Salone open, Salone del Libro di Torino
  7. The Book World Prague: is still scheduled to take place on 14 – 17 May, 2020, The Book World Prague

The Italbooks team expresses its support to the publishing world in this difficult situation

Paperina e la selezione scientifica -Tribute to Italian women scientists 10/03/20

In occasion of the national women day in Italy (March 8th) the Fondazione Bracco in collaboration with Edizioni Panini, published on Topolino – Mickey Mouse (N. 3354), an Italian weekly magazine for young readers, a series of stories centered on the work of Italian women scientists. The story titled Paperina e la selezione scientifica pays tribute to scientists Luisa Torsi (Professor of Chemistry at the European Material Research Society, Strasbourg) and Barbara Caputo (Professor of Computer Sciences, Politecnico di Torino, Torino)

Thanks to the contributions of the Fondazione Bracco, the magazine (N.3354) will be donated to over 300 elementary and middle schools of Milano as well as to all the local libraries

 

Source: Topolino

New book by Elena Ferrante 15/10/19

Italian publisher Edizioni E/O has just announced the release date for the Italian edition of the eagerly anticipated new novel from Elena Ferrante. This new novel will be released on November 7th, and is set in the author’s beloved Naples, specifically in the Rione Alto neighborhood. Although the time frame is unclear at this point, the plot focuses on intense family ties, fraught relationships and difficult interactions among family members.
While we wait for English translation of Ferrante’s new book, we can all enjoy her previous incredible novels “My Brilliant Friend” (2012), “The Story of a New Name” (2013), “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay” (2014), and “The Story of the Lost Child” (2015).

For more information visit http://elenaferrante.com/

Source: Edizioni E/O

Look who’s coming to the Italian booth at Comic-Con International! 21/06/19

Comic-Con International in San Diego is just around the corner: July 18 – 21st. And we at the Italbooks and the Italian Trade Agency are excited to announce our group of Italian comic book publishers, artists and a comic arts school that will be in our booth ( #5526). Our exhibitors include publishers: Coconino Press and Tunue’; comic book artists: Arianna Stefanini, Fabrizio Capigatti and Luigi Merlati; and the prestigious The Sign Comic & Arts Academy of Florence. There’s a lot of great talent that will be in our booth, so make sure to put us on your list of must-see at Comic-Con!

Top Ten Bestsellers in Italy, week of June 10-16, 2019 19/06/19

List/ Title/ Author/ Publisher/ Price (EURO)
1 Il cuoco dell’Alcyon Andrea Camilleri Sellerio Editore Palermo 14,00
2 La stanza delle farfalle Lucinda Riley Giunti Editore 17,90
3 I leoni di Sicilia. La saga dei Florio Stefania Auci Nord 18,00
4 Entra nel mondo di Luì e Sofì. Il fantalibro dei Me contro Te Me contro Te Mondadori Electa 16,90
5 Il sigillo del cielo Glenn Cooper Nord 20,00
6 Le più belle storie delle «Mille e una notte» Fulvia Degl’Innocenti Gribaudo 4,90
7 Le più belle fiabe dei fratelli Grimm Laura Giorgi Gribaudo 4,90
8 Nella notte Concita De Gregorio Feltrinelli 16,50
9 La versione di Fenoglio Gianrico Carofiglio Einaudi 16,50
10 Sulla tua parola. Messalino. Letture della messa Editrice Shalom 4,00

Source: www.ibuk.it

Top Ten Bestsellers in Italy – Week of June 3rd – 9th, 2019 13/06/19

List / Title / Author / Publisher / Price (Euro)
1. Il cuoco dell’Alcyon / Andrea Camilleri / Sellerio Editore Palermo/ 14,00
2. I leoni di Sicilia. La saga dei Florio / Stefania Auci / Nord/ 18,00
3. Entra nel mondo di Luì e Sofì. Il fantalibro dei Me contro Te / Me contro Te / Mondadori Electa/ 16,90
4. Nella notte / Concita De Gregorio / Feltrinelli/ 16,50
5. La versione di Fenoglio / Gianrico Carofiglio/ Einaudi/ 16,50
6. Tutto sarà perfetto / Lorenzo Marone/ Feltrinelli/ 16,50
7. Genesi. Il grande racconto delle origini / Guido Tonelli/ Feltrinelli/ 17,00
8. Ninfa dormiente / Ilaria Tuti/ Longanesi/ 18,60
9. Le più belle storie delle mille e una notte / Fulvia Degl’Innocenti / Gribaudo/ 4,90
10. Le più belle fiabe dei fratelli Grimm / Laura Giorgi/ Gribaudo/ 4,90

Italbooks at Book Expo and the New York Rights Fair 2019 03/06/19

At BookExpo and the New York Rights Fair. Great meetings with the international publishing community. Here with Marco Zapparoli at the A.D.E.I. booth at BookExpo. #publishing #international #rights #ADEI #italy #italia #libri #BookExpo #NewYorkRightsFair #ItalianTradeAgency #ICEChicago

Top 10 Bestsellers in Italy – week of May 13 – 19th, 2019 23/05/19

List/Title/Author/Publisher/Price (Euro)
1. Entra nel mondo di Luì e Sofì. Il fantalibro dei Me contro Te / Me contro Te/ Mondadori Electa/ 16,90
2. Nella notte/ Concita De Gregorio/ Feltrinelli/ 16,50
3. I leoni di Sicilia. La saga dei Florio/ Stefania Auci/ Nord/ 18,00
4. In mare non esistono taxi. Ediz. illustrata/ Roberto Saviano/ Contrasto/ 21,90
5. Linea di sangue/ Angela Marsons/ Newton Compton/ 12,00
6. Nel silenzio delle nostre parole/ Simona Sparaco/ DeA Planeta Libri/ 18,00
7. La gabbia dorata/ Camilla Läckberg/ Marsilio/ 19,90
8. Lena e la tempesta/ Alessia Gazzola/ Garzanti/ 16,40
9. La versione di Fenoglio/ Gianrico Carofiglio/ Einaudi/ 16,50
10. The mister/ E. L. James/ Mondadori/ 19,00
* List Source: www.iBUK.it

Top 10 Bestsellers in Italy – week of May 6 to 15, 2019 17/05/19

List / Title/ Author/ Publisher/ Price(Euro)

1 Entra nel mondo di Luì e Sofì. Il fantalibro dei Me contro Te / Me contro Te/ Mondadori Electa/ 16.90
2 I leoni di Sicilia. La saga dei Florio/ Stefania Auci/ Nord/ 18.00
3 Linea di sangue/ Angela Marsons/ Newton Compton/ 12.00
4 Lena e la tempesta/ Alessia Gazzola/ Garzanti/ 16.40
5 La gabbia dorata/ Camilla Läckberg/ Marsilio/ 19.90
6 Un cuore in mille pezzi. After. Vol. 2/ Anna Todd/ Sperling & Kupfer/ 13.00
7 After. Ediz. speciale. Vol. 1/ Anna Todd/ Sperling & Kupfer/ 15.90
8 The mister/ E. L. James/ Mondadori/ 19.00
9 Km 123/ Andrea Camilleri/ Mondadori/ 15.00
10 La versione di Fenoglio/ Gianrico Carofiglio/ Einaudi/ 16.50

Top 10 Bestsellers in Italy, week of April 29 – May 5, 2019 14/05/19

List / Title/ Author/ Publisher/ Price(Euro)

1. ENTRA NEL MONDO DI LUI’ E SOFI'(Il fantalibro dei Me contro Te)/ Me contro Te/ Mondadori Electa/ 16.90
2. AFTER. Ediz. speciale. Vol. 1/ Anna Todd/ Sperling & Kupfer/ 15.90
3. LA GABBIA DORATA/ Camilla Läckberg/ Marsilio/ 19.90
4. UN CUORE IN MILLE PEZZI. After. Vol. 2/ Anna Todd/ Sperling & Kupfer/ 13.00
5. SULLA TUA PAROLA. IL MESSALINO. (Letture della messa commentate per
vivere la parola di Dio. Maggio-giugno 2019)/ Editrice Shalom/ 4.00
6. THE MISTER/ E. L. James/ Mondadori/ 19.00
7. ARIA/ Marzia Sicignano/ Mondadori/ 16.00
8. LA VERSIONE DI FENOGLIO/ Gianrico Carofiglio/ Einaudi/ 16.50
9. IL FILO INFINITO/ Paolo Rumiz/ Feltrinelli/ 15.00
10. KM 123/ Andrea Camilleri/ Mondadori/ 15.00

Italy @ Comic-Con International 2019 10/05/19

The Italian Trade Agency will be exhibiting at Comic-Con International 2019 in San Diego from July 18 – 21. Comic-Con International is the largest multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held in the United States, and is held annually in San Diego, California (USA). In 2018, there were more than 1,000 exhibitors and registered attendance of almost 200,000 visitors. We will be at booth # 5526 featuring comic book publishers, graphic artists and promotion of comic book conventions and schools located in Italy. If you are an Italian company operating in this sector and are interested in joining us, please check us out at: https://www.ice.it/Italian Trade Agency/Comic-Con

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Top Ten Bestsellers in Italy, Week of April 1 – 7, 2019 22/04/19

1. #NONOSTANTE – Marta Losito (Mondadori Electa, publisher)
2. KM 123 – Andrea Camilleri (Mondadori. publisher)
3. LA VERSIONE DI FENOGLIO – Gianrico Carofiglio (Einaudi)
4. CHRISTUS VIVIT – Francesco (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) Libreria Editrice Vaticana
5 A un metro da te Rachael Lippincott; Mikki Daughtry; Tobias Iaconis Mondadori
6 Mantieni il bacio. Lezioni brevi sull’amore Massimo Recalcati Feltrinelli
7 After. Ediz. speciale. Vol. 1 Anna Todd Sperling & Kupfer
8 Le parole di Sara Maurizio De Giovanni Rizzoli
9 I tempi nuovi Alessandro Robecchi Sellerio Editore Palermo
10 Il filo infinito Paolo Rumiz Feltrinelli

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of March 1-7, 2015 25/03/15

1. Nessuno si salva da soloby Margaret Mazzantini (Mondadori)

2. Sette brevi lezioni di fisica by Carlo Rovelli (Adelphi)

3. Cinquanta sfumature di grigio by E. L. James (Mondadori)

4. La ruga del cretino by Andrea Vitali and Massimo Picozzi (Garzanti)

5. Cinquanta sfumature di nero by E. L. James (Mondadori)

6. Il regno by Emmanuel Carrère (Adelphi)

7. Cinquanta sfumature di rosso by E. L. James (Mondadori)

8. Storia di una ladra di libri by Markus Zusak (Frassinelli)

9. L’amica genial by Elena Ferrante (E/o)

10. Il magico potere del riordino by Marie Kondo (Vallardi)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of February 22-28, 2015 23/03/15

1. Cinquanta sfumature di grigio by E. L. James (Mondadori)
2. Sette brevi lezioni di fisica by Carlo Rovelli (Adelphi)
3. Cinquanta sfumature di nero by E. L. James (Mondadori)
4. Cinquanta sfumature di rosso by E. L. James (Mondadori)
5. Storia di una ladra di libri by Markus Zusak (Frassinelli)
6. Ferno. Il signore del fuoco by Adam Blade (Salani)
7. Le mille luci del mattino by Clara Sanchez (Garzanti)
8. L’amica genial by Elena Ferrante (E/o)
9. Il magico potere del riordino by Marie Kondo (Vallardi)
10. È questo l’Isalm che fa paura by Tahar Ben Jelloun (Bompiani )
Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of February 8-14, 2015 22/03/15

1. Sette brevi lezioni di fisica by Carlo Rovelli (Adelphi)
2. Cinquanta sfumature di grigio by E. L. James (Mondadori)
3. Numero zero by Umberto Eco (Bompiani)
4. Storia di una ladra di libri by Markus Zusak (Frassinelli)
5. Le mille luci del mattino by Clara Sanchez (Garzanti)
6. Sottomissione by Michel Houellebecq (Bompiani)
7. Cinquanta sfumature di nero by E. L. James (Mondadori)
8. Avrò cura di te by Massimo Gramellini and Chiara Gamberale (Longanesi)
9. American Sniper by Chris Keyle, Scott McEwen and Jim De Felice (Mondadori)
10. La parola contraria by Erri De Luca (Feltrinelli)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of September 7-13, 2014 18/02/15

1. Colpa delle stelle by John Green (Rizzoli)

2. Donne by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)

3. Storia di una ladra di libri by Markus Zusak (Frassinelli)

4. Il bacio di Giuda by Sveva Casati Modignani  (Mondadori)

5. L’ora di lezione by Massimo Recalcati (Einaudi)

6. Nono viaggio nel Regno della Fantasia by Geronimo Stilton (Piemme)

7. Cercando Alaska by John Green (Rizzoli)

8. Il male non dimentica by Roberto Costantini (Marsilio)

9. Rete padrona by Federico Rampini (Feltrinelli)

10. Cinquanta sfumature di grigio by E. L. James (Mondadori)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of September 14-20, 2014 18/02/15

1. I giorni dell’eternità by Ken Follett (Mondadori)

2. Colpa delle stelle by John Green (Rizzoli)

3. Il bacio di Giuda by Sveva Casati Modignani  (Mondadori)

4. Donne by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)

5. Eia eia alalà by Giampaolo Pansa (Rizzoli)

6. Storia di una ladra di libri by Markus Zusak (Frassinelli)

7. Nono viaggio nel Regno della Fantasia by Geronimo Stilton (Piemme)

8. Il capitale del XXI secolo by Thomas Piketty (Bompiani)

9. Morte di un uomo felice by Giorgio Fontana (Sellerio)

10. L’ora di lezione by Massimo Recalcati (Einaudi)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of October 5-11, 2014 18/02/15

1. I giorni dell’eternità by Ken Follett (Mondadori)

2. Il telefono senza fili by Marco Malvaldi (Sellerio)

3. Colpa delle stelle by John Green (Rizzoli)

4. Il cacciatore del buio by Donato Carrisi (Longanesi)

5. L’amore che ti meriti by Daria Bignardi (Mondadori)

6. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Sperling & Kupfer)

7. Il capitale del XXI secolo by Thomas Piketty (Bompiani)

8. I love shopping a Hollywood by Sophie Kinsella (Mondadori)

9. Storia di una ladra di libri by Markus Zusak (Frassinelli)

10. La bibbia (Edizioni San Paolo)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of October 26 – November 1, 2014 18/02/15

1. Morte in mare aperto e altre indagini del giovane Montalbano by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)

2. Ciò che inferno non è by Alessandro D’Avenia (Mondadori)

3. Il guardiano del faro by Camilla Läckberg (Marsilio)

4. I giorni dell’eternità by Ken Follett (Mondadori)

5. Il telefono senza fili by Marco Malvaldi (Sellerio)

6. Storia della bambina perduta by Elena Ferrante (E/O)

7. Smith & Wesson by Alessandro Baricco (Feltrinelli)

8. Colpa delle stelle by John Green (Rizzoli)

9. Terre rare by Sandro Veronesi (Bompiani)

10. L’amore che ti meriti by Daria Bignardi (Mondadori)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

 

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of October 19-25, 2014 18/02/15

1. Morte in mare aperto e altre indagini del giovane Montalbano by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)

2. Il guardiano del faro by Camilla Läckberg (Marsilio)

3. Il telefono senza fili by Marco Malvaldi (Sellerio)

4. I giorni dell’eternità by Ken Follett (Mondadori)

5. Colpa delle stelle by John Green (Rizzoli)

6. Dimentica il mio nome by Zerocalcare (Bao Publishing)

7. L’amore che ti meriti by Daria Bignardi (Mondadori)

8. Il cacciatore del buio by Donato Carrisi (Longanesi)

9. L’ombra del collezionista by Jeffery Deaver (Rizzoli)

10. La guerra dei nostri nonni by Aldo Cazzullo (Mondadori)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of October 12-18, 2014 18/02/15

1. I giorni dell’eternità by Ken Follett (Mondadori)

2. Il telefono senza fili by Marco Malvaldi (Sellerio)

3. Il guardiano del faro by Camilla Läckberg (Marsilio)

4. Colpa delle stelle by John Green (Rizzoli)

5. Il cacciatore del buio by Donato Carrisi (Longanesi)

6. L’amore che ti meriti by Daria Bignardi (Mondadori)

7. Dimentica il mio nome by Zerocalcare (Bao Publishing)

8. Il capitale del XXI secolo by Thomas Piketty (Bompiani)

9. La guerra dei nostri nonni by Aldo Cazzullo (Mondadori)

10. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Sperling & Kupfer)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of November 9-15, 2014 18/02/15

1. La regola dell’equilibrio by Gianrico Carofiglio (Einaudi)

2. Morte in mare aperto e altre indagini del giovane Montalbano by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)

3. Il dio del deserto by Wilbur Smith (Longanesi)

4. Smith & Wesson by Alessandro Baricco (Feltrinelli)

5. Il mercante di luce by Roberto Vecchioni (Einaudi)

6. Ciò che inferno non è by Alessandro D’Avenia (Mondadori)

7. Diario di una schiappa by Jeff Kinney (Il Castoro)

8. Il confessore by Jo Nesbo (Einaudi)

9. Italiani voltagabbana by Bruno Vespa (Mondadori)

10. L’ora d lezione by Massimo Recalcati (Einaudi)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of November 30-December 6, 2014 18/02/15

1. La regola dell’equilibrio by Gianrico Carofiglio (Einaudi)

2. Avrò cura di te by Massimo Gramellini and Chiara Gamberale (Longanesi)

3. I tre giorni di Pompei by Alberto Angela (Rizzoli)

4. Diario di una schiappa by Jeff Kinney (Il Castoro)

5. Il dio del deserto by Wilbur Smith (Longanesi)

6. La guerra dei nostri nonni by Aldo Cazzullo (Mondadori)

7. Morte in mare aperto e altre indagini del giovane Montalbano by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)

8. L’incredibile Urka by Luciana Littizzetto (Mondadori)

9. Italiani voltagabbana by Bruno Vespa (Mondadori)

10. Gelo by Maurizio De Giovanni (Einaudi)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of November 23-29, 2014 18/02/15

1. La regola dell’equilibrio by Gianrico Carofiglio (Einaudi)

2. Avrò cura di te by Massimo Gramellini and Chiara Gamberale (Longanesi)

3. Diario di una schiappa by Jeff Kinney (Il Castoro)

4. Morte in mare aperto e altre indagini del giovane Montalbano by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)

5. Il dio del deserto by Wilbur Smith (Longanesi)

6. Gelo by Maurizio De Giovanni (Einaudi)

7. Italiani voltagabbana by Bruno Vespa (Mondadori)

8. I tre giorni di Pompei by Alberto Angela (Rizzoli)

9. La caduta by Michael Connelly (Piemme)

10. Ciò che inferno non è by Alessandro D’Avenia (Mondadori)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of November 2-8, 2014 18/02/15

1. Morte in mare aperto e altre indagini del giovane Montalbano by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)

2. Il dio del deserto by Wilbur Smith (Longanesi)

3. L’ora d lezione by Massimo Recalcati (Einaudi)

4. Ciò che inferno non è by Alessandro D’Avenia (Mondadori)

5. Storia della bambina perduta by Elena Ferrante (E/O)

6. Smith & Wesson by Alessandro Baricco (Feltrinelli)

7. Il confessore by Jo Nesbo (Einaudi)

8. Il guardiano del faro by Camilla Läckberg (Marsilio)

9. Biglietto, signorina by Andrea Vitali (Garzanti)

10. La guerra dei nostri nonni by Aldo Cazzullo (Mondadori)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of November 16-22, 2014 18/02/15

1. La regola dell’equilibrio by Gianrico Carofiglio (Einaudi)

2. Morte in mare aperto e altre indagini del giovane Montalbano by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)

3. Il dio del deserto by Wilbur Smith (Longanesi)

4. La casa di Ade. Eroi dell’Olimpo by Rick Riordan (Mondadori)

5. Diario di una schiappa by Jeff Kinney (Il Castoro)

6. Avrò cura di te by Massimo Gramellini and Chiara Gamberale (Longanesi)

7. La caduta by Michael Connelly (Piemme)

8. Tempesta by Lilli Gruber (Rizzoli)

9. Giuda by Amos Oz (Feltrinelli)

10. Smith & Wesson by Alessandro Baricco (Feltrinelli)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of January 4-10, 2015 18/02/15

1. La relazione by Andrea Camilleri (Mondadori)

2. Numero zero by Umberto Eco (Bompiani)

3. Avrò cura di te by Massimo Gramellini and Chiara Gamberale (Longanesi)

4. Storia di una ladra di libri by Markus Zusak (Frassinelli)

5. Diario di una schiappa by Jeff Kinney (Il Castoro)

6. La regola dell’equilibrio by Gianrico Carofiglio (Einaudi)

7. American Sniper by Chris Keyle, Scott McEwen and Jim De Felice (Mondadori)

8. Non temete per noi by Mario Calabresi (Mondadori)

9. I tre giorni di Pompei by Alberto Angela (Rizzoli)

10. La guerra dei nostri nonni by Aldo Cazzullo (Mondadori)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of January 25-31, 2015 18/02/15

1. Sottomissione by Michel Houellebecq (Bompiani)

2. Numero zero by Umberto Eco (Bompiani)

3. Storia di una ladra di libri by Markus Zusak (Frassinelli)

4. La parola contraria by Erri De Luca (Feltrinelli)

5. Avrò cura di te by Massimo Gramellini and Chiara Gamberale (Longanesi)

6. La relazione by Andrea Camilleri (Mondadori)

7. American Sniper by Chris Keyle, Scott McEwen and Jim De Felice (Mondadori)

8. Non è stagione by Antonio Manzini (Sellerio)

9. Four. Una scelta può liberarlo by Veronica Roth (De Agostini)

10. Non temete per noi, la nostra vita sarà meravigliosa by Mario Calabresi (Mondadori)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of January 18-24, 2015 18/02/15

1. Sottomissione by Michel Houellebecq (Bompiani)
2. Numero zero by Umberto Eco (Bompiani)
3. La relazione by Andrea Camilleri (Mondadori)
4. Non è stagione by Antonio Manzini (Sellerio)
5. American Sniper by Chris Keyle, Scott McEwen and Jim De Felice (Mondadori)
6. Avrò cura di te by Massimo Gramellini and Chiara Gamberale (Longanesi)
7. La parola contraria by Erri De Luca (Feltrinelli)
8. Storia di una ladra di libri by Markus Zusak (Frassinelli)
9. Je suis Charlie by Aa. vv. (Rizzoli)
10. La guerra dei nostri nonni by Aldo Cazzullo (Mondadori)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of January 11-17, 2015 18/02/15

1. Numero zero by Umberto Eco (Bompiani)
2. Sottomissione by Michel Houellebecq (Bompiani)
3. Non è stagione by Antonio Manzini (Sellerio)
4. Avrò cura di te by Massimo Gramellini and Chiara Gamberale (Longanesi)
5. La relazione by Andrea Camilleri (Mondadori)
6. I tre giorni di Pompei by Alberto Angela (Rizzoli)
7. American Sniper by Chris Keyle, Scott McEwen and Jim De Felice (Mondadori)
8. La parola contraria by Erri De Luca (Feltrinelli)
9. Storia di una ladra di libri by Markus Zusak (Frassinelli)
10. Buonanotte amore mio by Daniela Volonté (Bompiani)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of February 1-8, 2015 18/02/15

1. Sette brevi lezioni di fisica by Carlo Rovelli (Adelphi)
2. Numero zero by Umberto Eco (Bompiani)
3. Sottomissione by Michel Houellebecq (Bompiani)
4. La parola contraria by Erri De Luca (Feltrinelli)
5. Storia di una ladra di libri by Markus Zusak (Frassinelli)
6. Avrò cura di te by Massimo Gramellini and Chiara Gamberale (Longanesi)
7. Cinquanta sfumature di grigio by E. L. James (Mondadori)
8. Una lunga estate crudele by Alessia Gazzola (Longanesi)
9. Non è stagione by Antonio Manzini (Sellerio)
10. American Sniper by Chris Keyle, Scott McEwen and Jim De Felice (Mondadori)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy the week of December 7-13, 2014 18/02/15

1. Avrò cura di te by Massimo Gramellini and Chiara Gamberale (Longanesi)

2. La regola dell’equilibrio by Gianrico Carofiglio (Einaudi)

3. Diario di una schiappa by Jeff Kinney (Il Castoro)

4. I tre giorni di Pompei by Alberto Angela (Rizzoli)

5. L’incredibile Urka by Luciana Littizzetto (Mondadori)

6. Il dio del deserto by Wilbur Smith (Longanesi)

7. La guerra dei nostri nonni by Aldo Cazzullo (Mondadori)

8. Morte in mare aperto e altre indagini del giovane Montalbano by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)

9. I segreti di Gray Mountain by John Grisham (Mondadori)

10. I giorni dell’eternità by Ken Follett (Mondadori)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stampa

Top 10 best sellers in Italy in 2014 18/02/15

1. Storia di una ladra di libri by Markus Zusak (Frassinelli)

2. Colpa delle stelle by John Green (Rizzoli)

3. La piramide di fango by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)

4. I giorni dell’eternità by Ken Follett (Mondadori)

5. La regola dell’equilibrio by Gianrico Carofiglio (Einaudi)

6. Il cardellino by Donna Tartt (Rizzoli)

7. Avrò cura di te by Massimo Gramellini and Chiara Gamberale (Longanesi)

8. Morte in mare aperto e altre indagini del giovane Montalbano by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)

9. Gli sdraiati by Michele Serra (Feltrinelli)

10. Una mutevole verità by Gianrico Carofiglio (Einaudi)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Source: La Stamps

Top 10 best sellers in Italy in 2012 18/02/15

1. Cinquanta sfumature di grigio by E. L. James (Mondadori)
2. Fai bei sogni by Massimo Gramellini (Longanesi)
3. Cinquanta sfumature di nero by E. L. James (Mondadori)
4. Cinquanta sfumature di rosso by E. L. James (Mondadori)
5. Una lama di luce by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)
6. L’inverno del mondo by Ken Follett (Mondadori)
7. Una voce di notte by Andrea Camilleri (Sellerio)
8. Se ti abbraccio non aver paura by Fulvio Ervas (Marcos y Marcos)
9. L’infanzia di Gesù by Joseph Ratzinger Benedetto XVI (Rizzoli)
10. Storia di un gatto e del topo che divento` suo amico by Luis Sepulveda (Guanda)

Ranking compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, analyzing data of weekly book sales from a sampling of 900 bookstores.

Selling Abroad: Mysteries and More 18/02/15

Five of the six top-selling titles on Italy’s combined list in June were new, led by the latest from the international bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafón, September Lights. Coming in at #6 is Forever, the newest general romance from Italian novelist Susan Tamaro, whose Follow Your Heart sold 15 million copies worldwide when it was released in the mid-1990s. It was published in the U.S. by Nan Talese in 1995.

Excerpt from Publishers Weekly article.

Source: Publishers Weekly

Results of the second survey on imports-exports of publication rights in Italy (2004-2007) 18/02/15

Over one in five publishing houses in Italy “works” abroad: 21% of Italian publishers who produced a new book in 2007 have bought or sold publishing rights abroad over the last four years, a significant growth bearing in mind that the figure in 2004 was 15% (+75%). This is what emerges from the second “Survey on imports-exports of publication rights in Italy”, carried out by Doxa on behalf of the Italian Trade Commission (ICE) in collaboration with the Italian Publishers Association (AIE).
This second survey – using a methodology basically identical to that used in 2001-2003 – makes available a historical series relating to the number of titles bought and sold by Italian publishers, the number of businesses involved and the countries with which importing and exporting of rights take place. These are the main results:

Publishers: between 2001 and 2007 the number of publishing houses which have either sold rights for Italian books and authors or bought rights for foreign books grew by 75.1%
In the years covered by the two survey periods – respectively 2001-2003 and 2004-2008 – the number of publishers involved in the exchange process grew. There was an increase both in the number of publishers who bought from abroad and those who sold, although with rates which vary in relation to  the size of the company, and therefore its organizational capacity and the human, economic and financial resources available for publishing projects.
Between 2001 and 2007 the number of publishing houses which sold rights for Italian books and authors or acquired rights for foreign books grew by 75.1%. In 2001 they represented 15% of those publishers who had published at least one new book in the course of the year (381). They have now grown to 21% (667). This growth has taken place across the whole industry but it has been particularly marked among smaller publishing houses (which produce fewer than 15 new books per year), where the numbers have doubled (from 191 to 396: +107.3%) compared to large and medium-size firms (+42.6%). In 2007, 272 small publishers bought publication rights from foreign firms compared to 117 in 2001 (+132.5%). 74 small publishers sold rights from their own authors compared to 39 in 2001, a growth of +89.7%.
Among larger publishing houses, 135 firms sold rights compared to 86 in 2001, showing an increase of 57%.

Titles: between 2001 and 2007 the number of titles acquired by Italian publishing houses grew by 43.1% while the number of titles sold almost doubled (+93.9%)
On average publishers sell abroad the rights for about 17 titles (among those which they publish). The average number of titles exported has tended to decline: from 22 in 2001, the figure fell to 20 in 2003 and 16 in 2004, remaining at this average level during the following years. The figures tell us that in recent years there has been a better distribution among firms of both the ability to buy (showing slight growth: from an average of 15 titles per publisher to 17) and to sell.
Between 2001 and 2007 the estimate of the number of titles acquired by Italian publishers grew by 43.1%: from 5,400 to 7,730. The number of titles sold rose from 1,800 to 3,490 (+93.9%).

Genres: boom in Italian books abroad. Large growth in export of Italian rights for fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. However exports beat imports only in art and illustrated books
What exactly is exported? And what is bought? The first striking feature seems to be the variety of titles exported: “other genres” alone represents 8-10% of titles sold. Irrespective of possible considerations regarding this or that segment of production, Italian publishing seems therefore able to win its own space on the international market in a wide range of genres, and this must be taken into account when programming support policies, including initiatives in support of translations.
The genres which the Italian publishing industry tends to buy are very different from those which are sold. Purchases of rights remain higher than sales in almost all sectors (except art and illustrated books). However, sales are growing more rapidly than purchases. For example, the sale of rights for Italian novelists (602 titles) grew by 157.3% between 2001 and 2007 compared to  +51.8% for purchases of rights for foreign novelists (2,316 works). Children’s books recorded a growth of +106.6% (1,004 titles sold) while acquisitions remained essentially at the 2001 level (+10.5% with 1,384 titles acquired in 2007). The sale of non-fiction titles to foreign publishers grew by +440% (973 titles) compared to +99.3% for acquisitions (2,699 works). Publishing of art and illustrated books is the only segment where the sale of rights in 2007 outnumbered purchases: 616 titles (+80% over 2001) for which rights were sold, as against 264 bought (-19.8%).

Countries: Europe remains the leading market. But the “weight” of Asia and Russia has doubled
Europe represents the principal outlet market for domestic publishing. Exports in this area amount to 77% of the total (311 titles sold to the German publishing industry compared to 620 acquired; 320 works sold to French publishers as against 998 that we have bought etc.). The imbalance which remains in favour of imports over exports reflects the great curiosity, attention and enthusiasm of Italian publishers with regard to everything produced by the great international publishing industries.
The years between 2001 and 2007 saw a significant rebalancing in the relative weight of the various markets. In 2001 Asia absorbed 5.8% of the titles for which publishers sold rights. By 2007 this figure had almost doubled to 11.5%. In 2001 Italian publishers sold 19% of their total rights marketed  to central and eatern Europe, the Balkans and Russia. Six years later the weight of this region rose to 30.2%.
Within Europe, the sale of titles is highly fragmented, with a rise in the importance of central-eastern European countries. Poland, for example, already in 2003 counted for as much as France or Germany, and double the United Kingdom, in terms of titles bought from Italian publishers. In the latest survey, the weight of the Hungarian market (150 titles compared to 99 in 2006) is emerging.

Import of rights? 60% comes from the United Kingdom and the United States
Importing and exporting countries are totally different: most of the acquisitions (60.1% in 2007) come from two countries, the UK and the USA, which are weak importers of Italian titles (with only 7.7%) while the majority of sales (73%) are made in other European countries, from whom we import only 33% of titles.

The survey was carried out by DOXA on behalf of the Italian Trade Commission. Intervention by AIE, in the form of analysis and interpretation of the data gathered, was carried out on the basis of the Sectorial Agreement signed by the Ministry of Economic Development, the Italian Publishers Association and the Italian Trade Commission with the aim of optimising synergy between public and private action as part of the process of internationalising the publishing industry.

Publishers Weekly reports: For Books, Print is Back 17/02/15

According to an article by Jim Milliot published on January 2, 2015 in Publishers Weekly, unit sales of print books sold through outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan rose 2.4% in 2014, with total units topping 635 million. To read the full article, click here.

Source: Publishers Weekly

News from the Embassy of Italy in Washington 17/02/15

U.S. Department of State just published the Request for proposals for EXPO Milan 2015
29/07/2013

U.S. authorities have just published a Request for Proposals in order to identify a private partner which could undertake and monitor the fundraising activities which will allow the establishment of the US pavilion at Expo Milan 2015.

The Request for Proposals can be found at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-29/pdf/2013-18171.pdf

The Request for Proposals invites US persons, firms, associations and organizations (both for profit and non–profit) to address proposals for fundraising, building, developing, organizing, managing, and dismantling the US pavilion at Expo Milan 2015. The deadline for proposals is September 15, 2013.

Italy commits US$500,000 in support of maintaining the Advanced Placement Program in Italian Language and Culture 17/02/15

The Government of Italy has authorized the allocation of US$500,000.00 in support of maintaining the Advanced Placement Program in Italian Language and Culture. It was made possible through the direct efforts in Italy by the Prime Minister’s Office and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of the Embassy of Italy in Washington. Major Italian American organizations also lent significant support to the effort.

The decision confirms the priority assigned by the Government of Italy to the Advanced Placement program of the American College Board , which has been identified as indispensable to the diffusion of appropriate level Italian language courses in U.S. schools. In fact, for a foreign language, being included among the 35 AP subjects, it is a factor of continuity, diligence, and coherence in curricula from preschool to university. Inclusion in the AP is incentivizing to prospective students and to the high schools themselves.

The Embassy of Italy is strongly appreciative for and commends the commitment undertaken by the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations * through the creation of an ad hoc committee tasked with supporting the Government’s action through both raising additional funds and a campaign aimed at gathering a critical mass of students to enroll in the program.

In view of the program’s reinstatement, direct contacts at the highest level between the Embassy of Italy in partnership with the Conference of Presidents and the College Board have already been activated and will continue in the coming weeks.

List of the members Organizations Members of the Conference Presidents of major Italian American Organizations:

-American Italian Historical Association
-American Committee on Italian Migration
-American Italian Defense Assn.
-American Justinian Society of Jurists
-American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit
-Arba Sicula
-John D. Calandra Italian American Institute/CUNY
-Coalition of Italo American Associations
-Coccia Foundation
-Columbus Citizen Foundation
-Cooley’s Anemia Foundation,Inc.
-Federated Italo- Americans of So. California
-FIERI international, Inc.
-Garibaldi Meucci Musuem
-Gruppo Esponenti Italiani
-Guild of Italian Amer. Actors
-Italian Academy Foundation
-Italian American Dem. Leadership Council
-Italian American Federation of the Southeast
-Italian American Labor Council
-Italian American Legal Defense
-Italian American Museum
-Italian American One Voice
-Italian American War Veterans of the United States
-Italian Big Sisters
-Italian Chamber of Commerce (Assocameresteri)
-Italian Heritage & Culture Comm. NY
-Italian Historical Society of America
– Italian Language Foundation
-Italian Sons and Daughter of America
-Italian Welfare League
-Italic Studies Intitute
-Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans
-Justinian Forums
-National Council of Columbia Associations
-National Italian American Bar Association
-National IA Apostolate Conference
-National Italian American Business Assn.
-National Italian American Foundation
-National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
-National Organization of Italian American Woman
-NJ Italian & Italian American Heritage Commission
-Order Sons of Italy in America
-OSIA – Commission for Social Justice
-The Center for Italian & Italian American Culture
-Tiro a Segno
-Tri- State Italian American Congress, Inc.
-UNICO National
-UNICO Foundation
-Weschester Italian Cultural Center
-Wisitalia

repubblica-italiana

Source: Embassy of Italy in Washington 1/21/10

Italian Publishing Research Project 17/02/15

The Italian Publishing Research Project, commissioned by the Italian Trade Agency – Chicago Office, was presented at Rome’s Piu` libri piu` liberi book fair on December 4, 2014. Click here to read the study.

From PW: Pearson Leads the Pack in PW/Livres Hebdo global publishing rankings for 2009 17/02/15

Four Italian groups are present in the top 50 largest book publishers: De Agostini ranked 9th, RCS Libri 26th, Mondadori 32nd and Gruppo Mauri Spagnol 34th.

Read the entire article

Source: PW

Cartman Edizioni Announces Fourth Annual Literary Photography Competition 17/02/15

Entitled RICORDATIDIME (Remember Me), the competition is dedicated to “memory”, the theme of the next Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino (May 13-17, 2010). The competition is open to all, including foreigners and children. The deadline is April 11, 2010.

More information is available on Cartman Edizioni’s website and blog.

BookExpo America Announces Italy is Guest of Honor at Global Market Forum 17/02/15

BookExpo America (BEA) 2011 is pleased to announce that this year Global Market Forum will shine a spotlight on Publishing in Italy.

This year’s program will be produced with the support of the Italian Trade Commission and the Associazione Italiana Editori.

Program details are coming soon but be sure to mark your calendar for the Official Global Market Forum Opening Ceremony to be held Tuesday, May 24 at 9:30am.

BookExpo America (BEA) annually features the Global Market Forum, a dedicated program that showcases publishing’s leading figures to explore global publishing issues through commerce and culture.

Spotlighting one host country each year, the Global Market Forum presents focused conference sessions, exhibits, and off-site cultural events. You will benefit from information and insights on publishing trends as well as literary heritage and cultural significance from the host country. All of the content is designed to help you build partnerships and form lasting profitable relationships.

Highlighting, promoting, and connecting the host country’s publishing industry to the global publishing community at BEA, Global Market Forum features writers and editors from the host country at the show, and at prestigious venues in New York City such as the New York Public Library.

The Global Market Forum is led by industry experts; enabling you along with professionals from all over the world to understand global markets with facts, figures and best practice reports from the most current research available.

http://bookexpoamerica.com/BEA-Conferences/Global-Market-Forum/

Source: BookExpo America

AAP Reports Book Sales Estimated at $24.3 Billion in 2008 17/02/15

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its annual estimate of total book sales in the United States. The report, which uses data from the Bureau of the Census as well as sales data from eighty-one publishers inclusive of all major book publishing media market holders, estimates that U.S. publishers had net sales of $24.3 billion in 2008.

New York, NY, March 31, 2009: The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its annual estimate of total book sales in the United States. The report, which uses data from the Bureau of the Census as well as sales data from eighty-one publishers inclusive of all major book publishing media market holders, estimates that U.S. publishers had net sales of $24.3 billion in 2008, down from $25.0 billion in 2007, representing a 2.8% decrease. In the last six years the industry had a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.6%.
Trade sales of adult and juvenile books fell 5.2 percent from 2007 to $8.1 billion, CAGR fell to 2.1 percent. Growth was found in paperbound books for children and adults, with growth rates of 6.4% and 3.6% respectively. Sales in the hardcover fell 12.4% in children’s hardcover and 13% in adult hardcover.

Source: American Association of Publishers

AIAP Presents 03/02/15

Tuesday February 3rd, at 5:00 pm at Galleria Aiap in Via Ponchielli 3, Milan, there was the round table Editorial Graphic in XX century: excellence of made in Italy, organized by AIAP in order to present conservation and valorization projects.

Great interest aroused in the media by still underway exhibition dedicated to the collection Elia Barbiani-Giorgio Conti of Italian editorial graphic from 1945 to this day (“Dressing the book”, Gorgonzola, Biblioteca comunale, 17 gennaio-8 febbraio 2009) represents at last a signal of attention to an history that has to be still told and right to the end. About made in Italy we usually know design and fashion, but we ignore or underestimate the role of editorial graphic, which stands out instead like his third pillar that makes Italy and Milan the most advanced laboratory in this area.

From the forerunner initiative in 1988 of exhibition and catalogue “Design the book”, realized with several contributions and in collaboration of Aiap, we arrive today to the collection Barbiani-Conti, unique in Italy for completeness and dimension (more than 3.500 books). Once more private collecting which replaces unsuccessful or sporadic public intervention. The round table, promoted by Aiap, SBME and Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Gorgonzola, presented some of the most significant proposals reached in Milan about conservation and valorization of great works and documents of editorial graphic, from Albe e Lica Steiner‘s archivi to Aiap’s funds. Particularly important was the project presented by the antique bookseller Andrea Tomasetig, which spoke about first Book and reading Museum in Italy entirely dedicated to XX century and based on the collection Barbiani-Conti, on extraordinary editorial archive Bruno Munari collected by Giancarlo Baccoli and on the collection Gianni Manzo of masterpieces of futurist book and of other avant-gardes. The public meeting included also the conclusive intervention of Gillo Dorfles. The goal is to convert the book in a privileged instrument of cultural promotion of Made in Italy in view of Expo 2015.

Source: AIAP

Grants and Awards for the Translation of Italian Works 03/02/15

A brief guide to the Italian institutions and organisations providing support to foreign publishers and translators for the translation of literary works by Italian authors into other languages.

A brief guide to the Italian institutions and organisations providing support to foreign publishers and translators for the translation of literary works by Italian authors into other languages.

Grants and Awards for the Translation of Italian Works brochure

Source: AIE