NEW DIRECTOR OF EDITORIAL – After more than a year, confirming the rumors circulating for weeks, with a long interview with the newspaper at home, Corriere della Sera, Laura Donnini (For RCS Books in April 2013 with a past Segrate), confirmed that Turchetta (which retains its leading role) has left the long interim and Luke Ussia, head of "Miscellaneous" (which will now be led by Rossella Biancardi), has just taken over the editorship of Rizzoli. Ussia, who last March has also launched the brand "Controtempo" (as he told us in this' interview), which in recent years has achieved important results with authors such as Serena Dandini, and Alberto Angela, with Benedetta Parodi cookbooks and books Carlo Cracco, the autobiographies of sports stars such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as well as a number of titles related to the protagonists of the television programs of Real Time or Heaven. It has long made its name for the editorship. . .
NEW 'EVEN THE "ALIEN" – But in the house Rizzoli news does not end there: the estimated Joanna Canton, so far only at the head office Rights (a position he retains), will be the new head of foreign fiction (for years in search of revival and, as noted also Donnini, "in need of both acquisitions and publishing") instead of Beatrice Masini (who will join the Simon and Schuster Elisabetta Sgarbi in the area of ​​international rights; Sgarbi, who in turn, according to Laura Donnini , "has been able to combine the ability to innovate with the literary quality"). Masini, a respected translator and writer (this year was a finalist in the Campiello with "Attempts to botany affections," just published by Simon and Schuster – here our interview, published in January 2013), he assumed the position in the aforementioned summer 2012 .
TO "MASTERPIECE" – The goal for Laura Donnini, must be "bet on entertainment." So far, in fact, foreign fiction Rizzoli has had a "cut aspirazionalmente literary …". I wonder how these statements will be accepted from the literary Italian, despite the severe crisis that affects more than two years, the book market remains rather "conservative". Ll'Ad RCS Libri, who is considered "reckless", also defends 'Masterpiece', criticized the first talent show for aspiring writers broadcast on RAI-3 on the second Sunday evening: "Experience is the mantra of our time. ( 'Masterpiece', ed) was a way to build audience around a mark of our group, and then I expect to find good books. investment we have made for the selection is more or less like the advances that can give to emerging authors unknown. "
AND IN THE FIELD "BOYS"-Finally, Sabrina Annoni, which remains editorial director of Fabbri, also will be given the responsibility for the "boys." On this area (so far weak point of the group along with the "foreign"), the "new" RCS Libri, the focus will be very much (and not only talking about books for children, but also the distribution of the "toy product" in the library) . . . Continue reading