#BEA11: “What’s Next?” A Chance Encounter with Jan Brett

In What's the Buzz by Kathleen Sweeney

By Kathleen Sweeney As a BEA newbie, I hadn’t counted on being starstruck by a children’s book celebrity siting. I was strolling through the Penguin Books pavilion scanning books when there she was, Jan Brett, the author and illustrator extraordinaire, no less than a legend on my daughters’ bookshelves, passing out swag bags emblazoned with her book covers for Home …

#PubNewsCheat: Bologna’s iPad Obsession, Amazon’s Bid on Hocking

In News by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Our cheat sheet to some of last week’s notable publishing news from around the world… Children’s publishers descended on Bologna last week for the Book Fair where -– aside from the usual rights deals –- all talk focused on developing books for the iPad and the iPad alone. A debate ensued about whether it was better to …

Storytime Goes Digital: Assessing the Children’s E-Book and App Market at TOC Bologna

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

O’Reilly’s Tools of Change conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair focused on apps vs. e-books, legacy publishers vs. start-ups, and adapting to this digital world. By Sophie Rochester The children’s market is a huge opportunity within the digital publishing arena, but for the first time, computer and tech publishing giant O’Reilly Media took it’s “Tools of Change” conference on …