The partnership between MIUR and the Italian Publishers Association (AIE), the Italian Library Association (AIB), the Italian Booksellers Association (ALI) intends to create synergies with the national school system, to contribute with their own resources, experiences and professional skills to the enhancement of the educational path of female students and secondary school students, offering them the opportunity to exercise specific and transversal skills learned at school in the cultural and professional context of the world of the book.
Moreover it aims at spreading and enhancing the cultural role of the book - in all its forms, paper and digital - as a means of transmitting knowledge, allowing female students and students to have a concrete work experience, at the School and the new generations, within the various sectors in which the world of the book is divided, sharing the cultural and civil values that constitute its basis and essence, because living and operating in the knowledge society also means knowing directly how to transmit it, share it and create it new knowledge.
Ongoing achievements: providing a first training and professional orientation action for students who, through a first direct contact with the professional experiences of the sector, want to base their choices of personal study and / or work paths on this too.
One of the main results is represented by the digital platform http://www.librifuoriclasse.com/ that intends to promote the dialogue between schools, publishing house, bookshop and libraries.
The Italian narrative increased the trend (up 1.7%) and foreign (down 1.4%), to drive book sales with 35.9% of the market. It follows, with good performances, non-fiction (+ 0.8%) and manuals (+ 0.4%). On the other hand, the growth of children is stabilizing: in 2018 children's fiction recorded -0.9% compared to the previous year. However, children's fiction remains
driving force in Italian publishing. This sector is in fact the second segment of greater weight for market turnover of various (after fiction), with an overall value equal to 235.8 million euros (excluding Amazon). And if Italian publishing always meets
greater success in the international arena, first for the export of rights appears to be precisely the sector for children and young people with 39% of all Italian rightssold. Also in the context of co-editions, an important factor of internationalization
of our publishing industry, the contribution of children and young people is a driving force with 62.7%. The increasingly broad and strong appreciation for the work of authors and editors Italians for children also depends on the increasing ability to be present in international market, thanks to the organization of trade fairs that become important opportunities for exchange and knowledge. The largest publishing fair for children and teenagers in Italy is certainly the "Bologna Children's Book Fair" which, too in the last edition of April 2019, it saw the participation of exhibitors from worldwide. Latest data presented at the last "Salone del Libro" of Turin, revelead that there are more readers in spite of less-buy books. Reading books (novels, genre fiction, graphic novels, manuals and non-fiction) between 2018 and early months of 2019 (March) grew from 58% to 60% between 14-75 year olds. People who declare themselves readers, not only of books, but also of ebooks or audio books, pass
60% to 64% of the representative sample (https://www.symbola.net/ricerca/io-sono-cultura-2019/)