Literary agent Stephanie Barrouillet looks at trending themes in global children’s books markets, like diversity, emotional growth, and current events.
From Finland by way of Kosovo, as well as the UK, Israel, Nigeria, Sweden, Spain, and the United States, the writers of our rights roundup are producing thrillers, politically tinged literary fiction, memoir, comedic drama and, of course, children’s stories.
From Germany, the States, Sweden, Spain, Israel, Mexico, and France, here are works of nonfiction, adult trade and children’s fiction, including a sweeping graphic memoir and a novel headed for a cinema near you in February.
International publishing rights agent Stephanie Barrouillet of Tel Aviv describes the effects of a short-lived fixed-price law, just repealed by Israel.
Today, only some 30 percent of Estonian children’s literature originates in Estonia. Päike ja Pilv is one of the leading publishers of content for youngsters, in a country where ‘books are expensive both to publish and to buy.’
Authors and illustrators from Istanbul, Carcassonne, and Paris are featured in new children’s books that agent Stephanie Barrouillet is taking to Frankfurt.
South African children’s book publishing is winning international attention — and awards — as the market evolves beyond being a government-driven sector.