The Ministry of Culture launched on Wednesday the “Read Romanian” campaign, in order to promote the books of local authors and to achieve better communication between them and their readers, informs News.ro.

This project aims to increase book consumption in general. Romania is among the last countries in Europe in this respect, with about 20 million books sold annually, while in Italy it is sold about 190 million, and in France, 430 million.

“Although we have been slowed down in the implementation of projects for the unforeseen situation created by the pandemic, we manage to come up with a new one, in partnership with the private sector, which we intend to carry out for as long as possible,” said Minister Bogdan Gheorghiu in a press release sent to News.ro on Wednesday. “Through the” Read Romanian “campaign, we want to promote Romanian authors and convince more and more people to know and read books by our writers, poets, authors in general.”

In this campaign, the Ministry of Culture is supported by eMAG, the Romanian Writers ‘Union and the Romanian Publishers’ Association.

On the eMAG platform will be available over 2,100 titles signed by over 1,100 authors, from various fields, from fiction books, history or economics, to children’s books.

By stefan