Mon, 22/09/2014 - 09:50
Booksellers and publishers in key markets across the globe are “buoyant” and “optimistic” as a strong children’s sector has led to a surge in print sales in 2014.
Four of the six territories for which Nielsen BookScan can compare full market data year on year have had positive growth through the first 36...
Fri, 01/08/2014 - 09:00
Italian publisher Mondadori is unifying its children’s imprints, according to a report in Publishers Weekly.
The new Mondadori Children’s group, led by Lorenzo Garavaldi as...
Tue, 13/05/2014 - 09:00
Prisoners in Italy could have their sentences cut if they read more books, in contrast to the UK where prisoners are currently banned from being sent books from outside jail.
Mon, 12/05/2014 - 09:00
Amazon has partnered with an Italian bookshop chain Giunti al Punto to sell Kindle e-readers.
The deal will also see Amazon and Giunti open an online store together later this year, selling books, “physical media products” and toys through Amazon.it. Amazon will fulfill the online orders and customers will earn “...
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-...