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BooksinItaly is the first website for the promotion worldwide of Italian publishing, language and culture. The website, available in Italian and English versions, is intended for Italian and foreign publishers, literary agents, translators, Italianists, Italian Cultural Insitutes and Italians abroad.
In order to promote Italian publications and make translating both new books and classics easier, the site will offer reliable book reports accompanied by translated samples. It will also include analysis, interviews and news of the latest releases and the main protagonists of the Italian publishing industry, as well as accurate information on grants and translation prizes.
To make the most of professional networks, the website will connect the different participants in the publishing process (publishing houses, literary agents and translators) from Italy and beyond, employing Italian Cultural Institutes as outposts for the promotion of Italian culture.
Promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and the Centre for Books and Reading, in collaboration with the Italian Publishers Association, in partnership with Expo 2015, and supported by Lombardy Region, the Municipality of Milan and the Fondazione Cariplo, the website is part of a project coordinated by the Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori.
The name of this site was conceived during a workshop of the Università degli Studi di Milano, Associazione Italiana Editori and Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori’s 2011/2012 edition of the MA in Publishing.