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Ministry of Education, University and Research (Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca or MIUR) is the ministry of the Italian government for the national education system, the Italian universities and research agencies.
4% for books and ebooks
Italian Publishers Association (Associazione Italiana Editori or AIE) is the trade association, of Italian publishers – and foreign ones operating in Italy – of books, journals, and digital publishing products and contents.
Italian Booksellers Association (Associazione Librai Italiani or ALI) represents members to negotiate and propose useful and advantageous agreements; affirms the social role of booksellers and libraries on the territory; promote books and reading.
Italian Library Association (Associazione Italiana Biblioteche or AIB) is the only general library association in Italy.
The book market in Italy in 2018 (AIE, 2019, in Italian)
Report on the state of publishing in Italy (AIE, 2018)
Italy – Country report (to the Federation of European Publishers, AIE, 2016) (£)
Italian Book Market (presentation, AIE, 2016)
Report on Italian Publishing Highlights (AIE, 2015)
Reports by regional can be found here
Publishers Association’s Book Market Statistics available to members on website
Bologna Children’s Book Fair held over 4 days in April
Turin International Book Fair held over 5 days in May
Rome Book Fair held over 5 days in December
Milan International Book Fair held over 5 days in March
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation provides grants and award to Italian works translated abroad