If there are any doomsayers about the state of publishing for children books, they GOT TO visit the Bologna Children Book Fair.
Over the course of 4 days (3-6th April), 25k visitors and 1.2k exhibitors from 100+ countries occupied 6 massive Halls to talk, shop and trade children books, content, rights of all imaginable genres.
Here are some of the highlights which we captured in between breaks as we slipped away from our busy booth. Enjoy!
Usual Big Boys and Girls...
Brands adding element of fun and color...
huge presence from Asia!
And books that have been around longer than most of us!
Judging from the buzz, innovation and community spirit at BCBF, my guess is that my kids will be reading from print books for quite some time still!