Associations & Organizations

Story Time with Carthusia Edizioni

The Italian publisher Carthusia edizioni, a female run company, continues their story time initiative for families. Their YouTube Channel displays many videos in which various Italian actors interpret Carthusia’s children’ books. Carthusia edizioni specializes also in social initiatives, innovation projects, and contests for teens, and for children, such as Musica Disegnata, a series of books with audio tracks specifically created for the book’s content and the Silent Book Contest, which is the first International Contest dedicated to children books with… more »

Editorial Fellowship – WWB

Books have been more valuable than ever as a tool to fight the uncertainty and the anxiety caused by COVID-19 outbreak. Thanks to reading, we learn how to move forward, how to adjust our expectations and our behavior to the new reality. We learn to develop new social and health strategies while gaining a new sense of community. Life continues even with the Coronavirus. If you want to be part of the publishing world and if you aspire to make… more »

BookBub: great deals on e-books & audio-books

  BookBub is a free online platform that offers great deals and bargains on e-books and audio-books. Founded in 2012, with its headquarter in Massachusetts, BookBub doesn’t sell books, but allows readers to gather the books they love, that are available on digital retailers such as Amazon’s Kindle store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, or Apple Books, spending less time searching, and more time selecting what they would like to read. BookBub also partners with thousands of publishers and authors… more »

Manga at home

  J-POP MANGA, one of the main manga publishers in Italy, with a catalogue of more than 2.500 titles, expands its digital offer of over 50 books, for all manga’s lovers locked down at home during the COVID-19 deadly outbreak. The #MangaAtHome promo will last until the end of April. Many titles are available for free or at the cost of 1€. Here are some of the newly released titles: Tokyo Ghoul: king, Tokyo Ghoul Void, Past and Quest The… more »

Pro Quest COVID-19 research now available online

Pro Quest is an online platform for knowledge, a “key partner for content holders of all types”, which allows to preserve and use a great amount of information. As stated in their Web Page, “The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents”. Like many other online research platforms and services, Pro Quest created a free database specifically for the latest findings on COVID-19, the Coronavirus Research Database, which… more »

Knowledge is Power

The ACADEMIA team, the online platform for free online resources and scientific papers at a large scale, announced their effort in providing access and distribution of all COVID-19 research and related readings. They have created the page COVID-19, where you can find the latest research papers on the Coronavirus. If you know of a paper that should be featured, please email the Academia team at or visit the page for UPLOAD   more »

Comic book “Pierz” availble online for free

  Italian comic publisher Nicola Pesce Editore continues the initiative of free e-comics in support of people at home during the locked down period against the spreading of the Coronavirus. E-Comics are available here for download: NPE In addition, one of their authors, Luca Piersantelli, made his book available for free here: PIERZ more »

Bao Publishing Initiatives

The Italian publisher Bao Publishing promotes the following initiatives for readers of any age, during the Locked Down weeks. The initiatives continue until April 3rd E-Comics from their catalogue at the price of € 1,99 Free reading of John Doe stories, thanks to the initiative of author Roberto Recchioni. The stories are now available in digital format for Kindle, Apple Books & Kobo Story-Videos for children @baopublishing Meet the authors of Bao’s comic books @baopublishing The Non sono libri (solo)… more »

Audio Libri / Audio Books

Tired of reading on your screen? Whether it’s your computer’s screen, your smart phone’s screen or you tablet’s screen, take a break and let somebody else read for you and for your children. Visit the page Audioolibri in italiano e in lingua originale and find the story that best suits your mood. You can select from a wide range of genres, from novels to folk fables as well as stories in their original language. For audio book in English language… more »

Don’t forget Publisher Nation Podcast

In occasion of the Digital Book World 2020, the event focused on publishing and technology, which will take place on September 14 to 16, on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennesse, the podcast Publisher Nation will produce a ten-episode limited run of hour-long episodes featuring a panel discussion focusing on various contemporary topics such as: trade publishing, scholarly publishing, independent publishing, educational publishing, corporate publishing, startups, libraries, booksellers, independent businesses in the industry. The panels will be available… more »

Dante Alighieri on podcast

Enjoy Dante’s journey through the podcasts, #Paradise, #Purgatory, #Inferno, made available by the association Order of Sons & Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) through their facebook page: La Divina Commedia OSDIA, founded in 1905 by Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro an Italian immigrant from Palermo, Sicily, is a not for profit cultural organizations, with no political affiliations, in support of Italian Americans and their descendants who live in the US. A year ago (2019), the association created a new official chapter… more »

Let’s hear a book!

If you are a parent and you are tired of reading the same story over and over,  take a break and let somebody else read.l Listen to a book with your children. Visit these 2 YouTube channels, with all kinds of stories for children. LabComNarr Sarem Alberi Libroteca more »

The Italian Public School Goes Online

Italian public schools and the Italian Ministry of public education, are taking action in these days of highly advised-almost mandatory stay at home situation. The Italian Ministero dell’ struzione, dell’Universita` e della Ricerca approved the use of a new platform for online teaching and learning: ScuolaLab. Teachers, students and families through the country, can have access to a great numbers of scientific resources. For more information go to ScuolaLab and visit Teaching materials more »

Virtual Tours for Families

Most of the museums in the US will stay closed until March 29th, and probably until further notice, depending on the virus spreading situation in the following weeks. If you miss the company of the baby beluga playing with his mom or of the funny tiny see-horses hanging from their algae, if you don’t want to miss out the latest discoveries in science, make sure to check the following site for great family online tours: The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago… more »

Berliner Filarmoniker on streaming

The Berlin Filarmoniker Digital Concert Hall offers concerts available on streaming. Redeem your voucher for a free concert online from the device of your choice. more »

Yep: Italian comics on smart phones

If you love comics and you want to explore Italian comics-Fumetti Italiani, create your account on Yep, the Italian platform for online comics “streaming”. You can read your favorite comics-fumetti on your smart phones, developed by the Italian comic publisher Shokdom more »

2020 research articles on COVID-19

Scientific research articles reporting the most recent results on the Coronavirus, should be available to the public from many peer reviewed medical journals. Some of the most recent and accurate (at least we hope for accuracy of data collection, analysis and results) research articles on COVID-19, can be found and downloaded here: Pathological findings of COVID-19 associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome February 18, 2020 Sensitivity of Chest CT for COVID-19: Comparison to RT-PCR February 19, 2020 Presumed Asymptomatic Carrier… more »

School Closures in Illinois

School closures have begun throughout various states across the country in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus. Illinois public schools will close as COVID-19 cases have now reached 46. CPS also issued its own guidance, that includes suspending sports and limiting visitor access to school buildings. Illinois schools will close beginning Tuesday March 17th and stay closed through March 30. It is expected that this preventative action will be replicated across states facing similar situations with the Coronavirus. Updates… more »


Italy has been locked down since March 9th, in the government’s effort to slow down the spreading of the acute COVID-19 outbreak.  In this sad and difficult situation of emergency, il Ministero per l’innovazione tecnologica e la digitalizzazione -the Italian ministry for technological innovation and digitization, in collaboration with various companies and businesses, provides a list of free online services to all Italian citizens who live in a zona rossa-red zone. For more information visit Offerte del ministero       more »

Foreword Reviews

If you want your book to travel the world and find new audiences who love to discover a new story Foreword Reviews can work for you! They are world travelers to the most important gatherings of publishers, booksellers, librarians, distributors, rights agents, authors, printers, media, and book enthusiasts. Learn more about each trade show here or register your books now! Foreword has also been a trusted voice in publishing for more than twenty years. Now, with a carefully assembled team… more »

Coronavirus: important contacts

Lombardia Phone number for information: 800.894.545 Veneto Phone number for information: 800.462.340 Piemonte Phone number for information: 800.192.020 Emilia Romagna Phone number for information:800.033.033 Marche Phone number for information: 800.936.677 The Italian government has ordered the closure of all schools and universities nationwide. Schools have already been closed in the northern regions worst affected by the outbreak, including Lombardia, Veneto, Piemonte and Friuli Venezia Giulia, as well as parts of Liguria and Marche. Most Italian regions have under 50 confirmed… more »

Bologna children’s book fair CANCELLED

The 57th edition of the Bologna’s children book fair was supposed to take place in Bologna, Italy in 2020 from March 30 to April 2, 2020. After the first attempt of postponing the fair, the Ente Fiera decided on March 11, 2020 to cancel the event. The fair is one of the biggest and most renowned business event for books and multimedia products in the world, hosting publishers, illustrators, writers, editors, literary agents, translators, licencors and licensees, all focused on… more »

IACE (Italian American Committee on Education)

The Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) is a New York based non-profit organization founded in 1975 for the purpose of promoting the study of the Italian language and culture within the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. more »

Osservatorio Locale della Lingua Italiana

Created by the Embassy of Italy and the Consulate General of Italy, the Observatory of the Italian language – New York is an organization with the goal of supporting the Advanced Placement Italian Language and Culture Exams in the tri-state area.   more »


BooksinItaly is the first website for the promotion worldwide of Italian publishing, language and culture. The website, available in Italian and English versions, is intended for Italian and foreign publishers, literary agents, translators, Italianists, Italian Cultural Insitutes and Italians abroad. In order to promote Italian publications and make translating both new books and classics easier, the site will offer reliable book reports accompanied by translated samples. It will also include analysis, interviews and news of the latest releases and the main… more »


Associazione italiana per l’information technology

Assinform is the national association of Information Technology companies operating in Italy. With its strong member base it represents a vital sector of the Italian economy: 168 direct members, 331 members affiliated via Associations in Ancona, Genoa, Trento and Turin and over 1000 indirect affiliates through the Patto Globale di Confindustria programme. more »


Federazione Italiani degli Editori Indipendenti

FIDARE was founded in 2001 by five trade associations of publishers operating in Piedmont, Campania, Sardinia, Sicily and Calabria. At present, it includes over 100 members all over Italy. After modification of the articles of association, it is now possible for a single publisher to join in the group provided that it be independent and have a minimum two yearly publications catalogue. more »


Informazioni Editoriali

Informazioni Editoriali has been providing bibliographic databases and services for the book supply chain since 1985. It is the publisher of: – Alice (Italian books in print catalogue) – e-kitab (Italian e-book catalogue) – Echo (Home video catalogue) and runs Arianna+, the integrated system of communication and teleordering services. IE is also the publisher of iBUK, the web portal for book professionals, giving access to the following services: – Cercalibro, to search the Books and Products Catalogue – Trovalibro, to… more »

Italian Language Foundation

The Italian Language Foundation is dedicated to promoting and sustaining Italian language education in the United States and supporting the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program in Italian Language and Culture. Our officers and advisors include members of national educational organizations, all of whom have a deep-seated commitment to education and the language and culture of Italy. AP Italian is offered to high school students who want to learn Italian and receive college credit for their high school work. The… more »


Associazione Italiana Editori

The Associazione Italiana Editori (AIE) is the trade association for Italian and foreign publishers who produce and distribute books, magazines and electronic publishing materials in Italian. With its 420 members, covering over 90% of the Italian books market, the Association keeps a careful eye on the country’s educational changes. One of its aims is to promote, either independently or in cooperation with others, all initiatives which may assist in the spread of books and other publishing products, as well as… more »