Thursday, December 16, 2010

BEA Announces Italy as focus of Global Market Forum Program


International Initiative to Run Concurrently with BEA

Norwalk, CT, December 16, 2010: BookExpo America (BEA) and the Italian Trade Commission to the USA have today announced that Italy will be the focus of attention and Guest of Honor at the show’s highly successful Global Market Forum. A key component of BEA for international attendees, the Global Market Forum runs concurrently with BEA activities, and is specifically designed to serve all international attendees as well as all domestic publishing personnel with an investment in international publishing and book industry concerns. In the past three years the Global Market Forum has highlighted programs featuring publishing and literature from Spain (2010) and the Arab World (2009) as well as Global English Reading (2008).

BookExpo America officials are pleased to form this partnership with Italy in 2011. Today’s Italian publishing industry alongside with authors and books from Italy will be showcased in professional programs at the largest American book trade show while literary and related cultural programs, highlighting contemporary fiction in translation and in original editions, will take place at various cultural events across the city of New York as part of New York Book Week.

As in previous years, topics for debate will include contemporary fiction in translation, imports and exports of original books, children’s and young adult literature, as well as digital developments in the USA and in Italy and Europe in comparison.

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