Authors, show up!

Irene Aprile


Imagine the scene.

Three huge pavilions full of stalls and stands, with hundreds of publishing houses.

339.000 visitors in five days .

This is the International Book Fair in Turin.

It’s an event I can’t miss!


My phylosophy is to ignore the big publishing houses (their books can be found every where and they don’t apply any sale) and go through the little publishers’ stands, in search for unusual books and new authors. I usually go there as a reader (a very happy and enthusiast one), but this year I decided to try a different attitude and go to the fair as a blogger. The purpose was to gain contacts in addition to a lot of new books.

There’s no time to look at everything with the same concentration, so I leave my eyes wander from one cover to another until something catches my attention. There are two things that make me stop and…

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