NEW TRAINING PROGRAMME WITH A FOCUS ON INNOVATION FOR SMES OF PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

The SIDT initiative launches a training programme with a focus on innovation and cultural diversity in literary translations launched for small and medium-sized publishers. 5 renowned book industry organizations team up, with support from Creative Europe, to disseminate market insights and practical learnings about novel approaches in publishing.

BOIX, GONZÁLEZ AND PASOLI: THE POST-PANDEMIC FUTURE OF BOOK FAIRS

The Knowledge Hub of the Aldus Up project published an article by three of the Aldus Up partners Luis González (Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez), Elena Pasoli (Bologna Children’s Book Fair) and Marifé Boix Garcia (Frankfurt Book Fair) with a recap and analysis of the results of a discussion session during the last Frankfurt Book Fair.

ENRICO TURRIN ON THE COMICS MARKET IN EUROPE

The Knowledge Hub of the Aldus Up project published recently a very useful text on the status of the European market for comic books and the degree of digitisation by Enrico Turrin, Deputy Director of the European Federation of Publishers.

THE UMBERTO E ELISABETTA MAURI SCHOOL FOR BOOKSELLERS CONVERSATIONS ON THE RESILIENCE OF BOOKS IN EUROPE DURING 2020

Aldus Up publishes an article by Alessandra Rotondo on the debate that took place on Friday 29 January during the Umberto e Elisabetta Mauri School for Bookseller digital event.

PERESSON’S ANALYSIS ON THE POSITIVE REACTION OF ITALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY TO PANDEMIC

Giovanni Peresson, Head of AIE Research Department, offers in the Knowledge Hub of Aldus Up a reflection on the figures of Italian publishing market during the tough 2020.

TAMBLYN IN READMAGINE 2020: LET’S PRIORITIZE INVESTING IN PEOPLE RATHER THAN BUILDINGS

Michel Tamblyn, president and CEO of the Kobo Rakuten group, summarized the power of the Readmagine and other online experiences at the end of his presentation with his conviction that after the pandemic it is smart to prioritize investment in people rather than buildings.

MICHAEL BUSCH AT READMAGINE 2020: THE FUTURE OF BRICK AND MORTAR AFTER THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Asking how the brick and mortar booksops will evolve after de Covid-19 crisis will evolve it’s something a bit risky, as Michael Busch -CEO of Thalia Bücher GmbH- said in the opening of his presentation at Readmagine 20. His participation took place during the first week of June when the lock-downs in several European countries were lasting for almost three months.

VERÓNICA REYERO IN READMAGINE 20: CONSUMER TRENDS AND IN-HOME CONSUMPTION DURING THE LOCK-DOWN

When the anthropologist Verónica Reyero presented in Readmagine her insights on consumer trends during the lock-down there were few data on the hands of the content industry and the publishing community was very interested on understanding the impact of those extreme conditions might have upon this industry.

CONSEQUENCES OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS ON THE BOOK MARKET – AN OVERVIEW OF 2020

The Federation of European Publishers published a very interesting report on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the book sector in Europe. Those days, many of our countries had just experienced the first wave of lockdowns. This new document updates the information from the previous survey with a first approximation of the impact of the pandemic on the book sector in 2020.

TRAINING PROGRAMME WITH A FOCUS ON INNOVATION AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN LITERARY TRANSLATIONS LAUNCHED FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED PUBLISHERS.

5 renowned book industry organizations team up, with support from Creative Europe, to disseminate market insights and practical leanings about novel approaches in publishing. (between April and June 2021)

THE K-HUB OF ALDUS UP EXPLAINS HOW THE NEW CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME WILL SUPPORT THE BOOK SECTOR

The Commission plans to launch the first calls under the new Creative Europe programme in April and The Knowledge Hub of the Aldus Up project published an article by Enrico Turrin  (Deputy Director of the European Federation of Publishers) with a clear recap of the new opportunities.

POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY UNDER THE NEW EUROPE’S DIGITAL COMPASS

The European Commission presented a communication on March 9th  vision about the targets and strategies for a successful digital transformation of Europe by 2030, within the framework of the transition towards a climate neutral, circular and resilient economy. This strategy is named as a Europe’s Digital Decade, the course towards a digitally empowered Europe by 2030.

LUIS GONZÁLEZ (FGSR): SKILLS FOR BUILDING DIGITAL BLOCKS

In 2009 we contemplated the reading promotion and the publishing industry as if they were blank slates waiting for a next vision of the future to be defined because of the impact of Internet and digital devices. We despaired when we had no response to many of our attempts for engaging the institutions in reimagining the value propositions, workflows, procedures and even goals.

ALDUS UP’ AT FRANKFURT: PREPARING FOR THE RELAUNCH OF TRADE FAIRS

Aldus Up, the European network for the relaunch of trade fairs and the exchange of translation rights in Europe, makes its debut in Frankfurt with four professional meetings.

The European Commission-funded project looks to the digital world to create new ways of community building between readers and publishers, revolutionise the trade fair system and make it sustainable even after the Covid-19 crisis.

BRYAN O’LEARY: BUILDING A BETTER WORKFLOW

Brian O’Leary is executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, a U.S. trade association that disseminates information, creates and implements standards, and conducts research to benefit the book publishing supply chain. Before being named to this role in 2016, O’Leary was principal of Magellan Media Consulting, which helped publishers improve how they create, manage and distribute content.

OREN TEICHER: INDIE BOOKSTORE RESURGENCE

During the Readmagine 2019 conference took place a professional conversation with Oren Teicher – CEO of the American Booksellers Association- with a selected group of publishers, distributors and booksellers at Casa del Lector (the FGSR headquarter).

ACCESSIBILITY CERTIFICATION: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

Cristina Mussinelli is General Secretary of Fodazione Lia, Board Member at EDRLab and Member of the Board of Directors at IDPF. She has a good knowledge of the Italian and international publishing market, since has managed many projects both in traditional and digital publishing formats.

RÜDIGER WISCHENBART: DIGITAL CONSUMER BOOK BAROMETER 2019

Rüdiger Wischenbart presented the new data on E-books and audiobooks 2019 market evolution in Canada, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain & English imports, during the READMAGINE 2019 conference.