Feature Articles

News, trends and opinions on book publishing from around the world. Our feature articles are written by journalists, authors, digital innovators and publishing professionals, each with specific knowledge and experience in their respective international markets.

“I Was a Juror at the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition…”

...even more illustrations.

Charles Kim describes what it is like to judge 15,000 illustrations for the prestigious Bologna Illustrators Exhibition in just a few days.

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Sarah Ardizzone on Translating Two Worlds: Children’s and Adult’s

Sarah Ardizzone

Sarah Ardizzone is one of the most respected translators working in English and French, who easily transitions between children’s and adult literature.

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Keys to Writing Books for Very Young Readers

Gregoire S.

The cherished French children’s book author and editor of hundreds of books Grégoire Solotareff offers his tips for creating books for very young readers.

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Updating Archie Comics for a New Generation of Readers

Archie #1, hipper than before.

You may think of teen comic hero Archie as a ‘nostalgia brand,’ but a fresh look and edgier stories he is being updated for a new generation of readers.

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French Children’s Book Authors Suffer Pint-sized Payments

Marie Sellier

With meager advances, often just 500 euros, and royalty rates of 3-8%, French children’s book authors have much to complain about.

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For Its 50th, l’école des loisirs Offers Paris a Visual Feast

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To mark its 50th birthday, children’s publisher l’école des loisirs is exhibiting 70 illustrations—of which 70% are original—at the Paris Salon du Livre.

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Why Reading Translated Kids’ Books Makes a Difference

Daniel Hahn

‘Writing translated from other languages makes you see things differently,’ says UK translator Daniel Hahn who will mine the Bologna Book Fair for gems.

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Scholastic’s Emily Morrow on Community Building for YA Readers

Emily Morrow

Emily Morrow discusses how Scholastic’s This is Teen online community has helped the company connect with a passionate community of YA readers online.

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Sheila Barry on Publishing Children’s Books That Matter

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Sheila Barry of Canada’s Groundwood Books, discusses the challenges of consistently publishing an engaging variety of books to children of all ages.

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Livres Canada Books: Your Convenient Connection to Canadian Publishing

François Charette

Livres Canada Books facilitates networking and connections to help the international publishing community to discover the latest from the vibrant Canadian publishing market.

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