Saturday, December 16, 2017

Bologna Children's Book Fair

Bologna Digital Media

Leading brands and start-ups gather here each year, with special events and training sessions happening in this place too - this is the unique mix you will find at the Bologna Digital Media Area for 2018 - a vibrant hub where the publishing community meets to present its new products and share experiences. Augmented Reality has begun to cement a new relationship with picture book publishers and new streams and interest in audiobook libraries have opened up business opportunities and revenues. This year, Google Play’s Shazia Makhdumi will be joining us on the digital area and giving one of the key talks and her insights in how to build a successful business for kids and family content on the platform.
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BolognaRagazzi Digital Award
Submit your app today! The 2018 application process for the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award is now open. Simply follow the link below and instruction and be part of one of the largest selections of digital excellence in the kid’s content industry. Alongside the three main categories (Fiction, Non-Fiction and AR) the 2018 prize will include a special category of kid’s media and cinema apps. This selection is run in conjunction with Cineteca di Bologna.
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The Jury
For 2018, the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award has a whole new jury who will be working with the jury chair Warren Buckleitner from the Children’s Technology Review (USA): Sylvia van Ommen, a Dutch illustrator and app maker, joins Lucy Gill (UK), a tech and UI media experience consultant, along with Bruno Ruffilli (Italia) from La Stampa, who writes on all formats of consumer technology for the national newspaper.
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Dust or Magic Masterclass
Ticket and advance programming for our 2018 masterclass, which take place on Sunday 25th of march next year, are now open online. AR and audiobooks form the basis of this intense deep dive into the world of children’s content and new media today. This popular and annual gathering also includes a ticketed dinner event that takes place just after the end of the class and is a great way to start your fair.
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Global Kids Connect Conference
The 3rd Global Kids Connect Conference was held in NY on 4th December by Publishers Weekly and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. For those of you who couldn’t join us, here’s an in-depth review from our co-organizers at Publishers Weekley of all that went on in this key event in the children’s publishing calendar for 2017.
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