Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring brings Bologna!

With spring comes the Bologna Book Fair, a gathering of thousands of children's publishers, agents, scouts, illustrators from around the world in beautiful Bologna. Situated in northern Italy, this ancient city is renowned for its ochre-red buildings, mosaic-lined arcades, university, and delicious food.

Annick has been attending this annual book fair since the 1980s and continues to hold a booth to display our books and meet with foreign publishing professionals in the hopes of selling foreign rights. We introduce our upcoming fall books with cover and spreads and highlight our recent releases. Below is our shared booth, with Owlkids on the right and Annick on the left.

We also attend the fair in order to acquire foreign titles for publication as an Annick book in North America. For this purpose, we visit foreign rights managers on their booths to hear about their books.

It's always really exciting to attend the fairs, to see old friends and make new acquaintances, hear people's response to our books, and get a glimpse at the wonderful books being produced around the world.

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