Tue, 11/03/2014 - 16:15
E-books by Sainsbury’s has sold the brand and social networking elements of e-book site Anobii to Italian publisher Mondadori for an undisclosed sum.
The supermarket bought a 64% majority stake in Anobii in June 2012 for just £1 from the...
Tue, 17/12/2013 - 13:13
The Italian government has proposed a law allowing book buyers to claim up to €380 (£320) back on titles they have bought over the course of a year.
The law was proposed after Piotr Marciszuk, president of the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), wrote to Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta explaining that the law...
Mon, 21/10/2013 - 09:50
Last year was an "annus horribilis" for the Italian book trade with plunging domestic sales and exports—a decline which has continued in 2013—though digital has continued to grow.
Those were the top-line results of "Report on the State of Publishing in Italy 2013", the most recent update of the annual...
Fri, 11/10/2013 - 10:26
Alma Books co-founder Elisabetta Minervini is turning cookery author, writing a recipe book for Bloomsbury which promises to reveal how to “be the ultimate Italian mamma”.
Editor Natalie Hunt bought world rights for Mammissima through Lorella Belli at the Lorella Belli Literary Agency. Bloomsbury will...
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 16:27
Kobo has announced a partnership with Italy's largest chain of bookshops, Feltrinelli.
A range of Kobo e-readers, tablets and accessories will be placed in 50 of the chain's stores from next week (14th October).
Mike Serbinis, Kobo c.e.o., said: "Digital reading continues to grow in Italy, and we’re building...
Thu, 25/07/2013 - 15:30
Italian e-book production and the number of people purchasing digitally has risen to its highest level. This is the result of new research by the Italian publishers association, Associazione Italiana Editori (AIE).
The third annual survey, conducted in May 2013 for AIE by analysts Editech, showed that in that month 60,589 e-...
Thu, 06/12/2012 - 08:20
RCS Libri, Italy's second biggest publishing group, is to launch a service which will give passengers on Italian trains free access e-books in order to study the way consumers read and discover digital content.
The project, in association with Italian train company NTV, was announced by Marcello Vena, RCS...
Thu, 11/10/2012 - 11:14
The books market in Italy has “deteriorated significantly” in 2011 and the first nine months of 2012, with bricks and mortar retailers being hit the hardest, according to the Associazione Italiana Editori’s (AIE) report on the state of publishing in Italy.
AIE chair Marco Polillo presented the report at Frankfurt...
Wed, 18/07/2012 - 09:45
Italian publisher RCS Libri has launched Rizzoli First, a digital-first list that will publish Italian and English versions of novels ahead of any print version. The books will be released without Digital Rights Management (DRM), and will be available from online retailers worldwide.
Rizzoli said it was building on the success of ...
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 08:45
Kobo is to launch into the Italian market, bolstered by a partnership with the Mondadori Group, Italy’s largest book publisher and retailer.
Mondadori will begin selling the Kobo Touch e-reader in 400 of its stores and online in the autumn, priced €99 (£78). The publisher will also make 4,000 of its titles available,...