2015: Our figures, our deeds
In 2015, our cultural platform peaked with a huge number of more than 4,972,000 hits in the year (which means an average of more than 471,000 hits per month), more than 817,000 pages read (an average of 68,000 per month, with some months exceeding 80,000 pages read) and more than 190,000 visits (an average of almost 16,000 per month). Moreover, Beyond Thirty-Nine is now a journal with about 10,000 loyal readers.
Those figures provide a comparison of our performance with last year’s results and clearly show an increase of 180% of the traffic, which is proof that B39 is improving its quality and appeal year after year,
Our readers are nowadays from Unites States (22,27%), China (17,55%), Italy (12,22%), United Kingdom (6,33%), Canada (2,85%), Australia (2,84%), Singapore (2,83%), France (2,56%), India (1,92%), Germany (1,86%), and then Finland, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Romania, Spain, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine, Sweden, New Zealand, Poland, Netherlands, Morocco and Taiwan.
The main events that characterised twelve months of hard work were the production and the presentations of the documentary film ‘Father Nicosia, the Angel of the Lepers’, the organization of The Literary Galtellì Prize, the visit of the THEI University of Hong Kong in Sardinia, the launch of the books Writing First, by seven international authors, Leonardo da Vinci, A Chinese Scholar lost in Renaissance Italy, by Angelo Paratico, and Aunt Suelita and the Devil’s Project, by Ciriaco Offeddu, the development of the ‘Book Club’ and the Radio B39, etc.
I’d like to underline the extraordinary success of the film about Father Gaetano Nicosia’s life, with several presentations in Hong Kong, Macau and Italy, and of The Literary Galtellì Prize, with almost 200 submissions from 22 countries in the world, the prestigious international jury and the wonderful winner, Eliana Ramage.
Culture has a hard job guarding against mediocrity, a parlous journey through incomprehension, difficulties, and rare satisfactions. However, is worth it: culture is really worth fighting for. So, stay with us—someone still loves you.