Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Bologna Children's Book Fair News
– Shangai: a new important chapter in the activities of BolognaFiere around
From 2018 Bolognafiere will be the
co-organiser of the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair
(CCBF). The Book Fair, the fifth edition of which was held last November,
is the only event on a global level with a similar profile to that of the
Bologna Children’s Book Fair, focused exclusively on children’s publishing
and with a format designed primarily for professionals. From illustration
to literature, from print to digital world, from copyright trading to the
opportunities of cultural exchange: the China Children’s Book Fair 2018
will be held from 9 to 11 November 2018 at the Shanghai World Expo
Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The BolognaRagazzi Award is open for
submissions once again. With prestigious prizes and recognition for the
best books in terms of graphic and editorial design, the award will feature
5 sections: along with the traditional Fiction, Non-Fiction
and Opera Prima categories, a special prize will be assigned to
books dealing with the themes of nutrition and the natural world (Books
& Seeds) and with the themes of Art, Architecture & Design
for this new special category.
Exhibitors are kindly requested to send in their submissions by the 10th
Six children’s publishers will be
nominated and receive the BOP – Bologna Prize for Best Publisher of
the Year, established by BolognaFiere in collaboration with AIE -
the Italian Publishers’ Association. The aim of the Award is to
acknowledge the creative and publishing excellence, the courage and
intellectual quality of publishers’ work. The winners are chosen by the
publishing houses exhibiting at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, based on
the nominations they send in, along with those of Publishers Associations
and book institutions throughout the world.
All the Exhibitors participating in BCBF 2018 are invited to send
in their choices: nominations must be made by 13rd January
2018 by filling in the prize application form available in the
Exhibitors’ reserved area of our website.
At this time of the year, our
Illustrators office overflows with submissions for the 2018 llustrators
Exhibition. We are pleased and surprised of seeing such astounding works
coming from all over the world. Next month the huge BCBF Opera Hall will be
hosting all the illustrations that will be judged by Allyn Johnston
(USA), William Grill (UK) Peggy Espinosa (Mexico), Anastasia
Arkhipova (Russia) and Bernd Mölck-Tassel (Germany). The
international jury will spend three days (8 – 10 January) to select the
best artists for the new Exhibition and the 2018 Illustrators Annual.