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Italian book sales rise 29%

In Italy, book sales have risen by 29% in the first nine months of the year, compared to the same period in 2020, reports Publishing Perspectives.

According to data from the Association of Italian Publishers (AIE), fiction and nonfiction sales in physical and online channels totalled €1.04 billion (A$1.6b), a 16.2% increase on the same period in 2019, prior to Covid-19.

‘A trend that we had already observed at the end of 2020 and then in the first half of the year has now has been consolidated,’ said AIE president Ricardo Franco Levi. More detailed information will be revealed by AIE and NielsenIQ at the Torino International Book Fair, the reopening of which ‘is a new sign of the vitality of Italian publishing’.


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