At Bologna Children’s Book Fair and London Book Fair, the Amazon Publishing rights team packs dependable titles—and the retail muscle to make all boats float.
This year’s Bologna Book Fair was a success for the rights department of Tomorrow Publishing House in China. The company celebrated a number of new rights deals with international publishers.
Named in six parts of the world, Bologna’s sixth annual cohort of ‘Best Children’s Publishers of the Year’ is named on the first evening of the book fair.
China Translation & Publishing House launched an anthology of Chinese children’s stories in Bologna and announced rights deals for Arabic and Spanish.
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.
Russian illustrator Igor Oleynikov and Japanese author Eiko Kadono have won the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award, given by IBBY during the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Building on the success of Australia-based physicist Chris Ferrie’s ‘Baby University’ series, Sourcebooks pre-empts world English rights from China’s CCPPG to begin publishing ‘Red Kangaroo’ books in 2019.
A preview of China’s Guest of Honor program at the 2018 Bologna Book Fair, where exhibitions and events will take place with the aim of increasing international cooperation.
In the run-up to this spring’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, a total 30 children’s publishing companies are nominated for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year, an awards program turning six years old this year.
‘I think we’re starting to recover,’ says one of 15 Brazilian publishers who are preparing to travel to next month’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair.