International rights to Italian books is a growing market

May 19, 2016 379

Italy's book publishing industry is going global. Whereas 2001 saw a mere 3.2% of the domestic titles being picked up by foreign publishers, the percentage climbed to 9.5% in 2015. In other words, nearly one out of ten Italian books crossed the border.

The bottom line is that in 2015, Italian publishing houses sold the rights to almost 6,000 titles overseas (+11.7% over 2014), and purchased the rights to over 10,000 (+2%).

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Fonte: Italy24

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