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,...
Thu, 02/02/2012 - 10:12
Print sales are in retreat in almost all markets across the world tracked by Nielsen BookScan, with the drop in fiction sales particularly pronounced in markets, such as the UK and US, where e-book sales are growing quickly.
But in the US publishers are facing a potential double blow, with anecdotal evidence suggesting that the...
Tue, 23/11/2010 - 14:59
Amazon has launched an subsidiary in Italy, Amazon.it, selling books, DVDs, video games, music and consumer electronics. Amazon is offering a special 30% discount on most of its books following the launch.
Italians will be offered access to over 2 million Italian and foreign language-books, over 450,000 CDs and over 120,000 DVDs and a...
Mon, 12/07/2010 - 06:14
Four Italian writers have created an association in response to what they describe as the predatory practices of the Italian publishing industry.
According to the Herald...
Thu, 08/04/2010 - 07:37
Flammarion chief executive Teresa Cremisi has been appointed chief of RCS Libri, which comprises all the publishing houses and imprints of Italian parent company RCS MediaGroup. These include Rizzoli, Bompiani, BUR, Sonzogno, Fabbri, Adelphi, Marsilio and RL, a joint venture with the Mauri Spagnol Group.
Cremisi, who became Flammarion c....
Thu, 11/03/2010 - 09:04
The Italian government has signed a deal with Google to scan up to a million books from the national libraries in Rome and Florence, reports the AFP.
The internet giant is to set up a scanning centre in Italy employing 100 people, and will “cover the costs” of scanning the titles. Works scanned will be out-of-copyright titles...
Wed, 10/02/2010 - 05:22
Bertelsmann has given up Italian bookselling interests, with the sale of its one-half stake in the Mondolibri book club and the bol.it online bookstore, Deutsche Press reports. The share was sold to the other joint-venture partner, Italian publishing group Mondadori, for €6.75m.
German-based Bertelsman has been gradually unwinding...