Bologna organisers to host New York trade show in 2018
The organisers of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair have announced plans for a new rights and licensing trade show in New York in 2018, reports Publishers Weekly.
The event aims to bring US publishers and agents together with their international counterparts. It will cover both adult and children’s titles, including comics and manga, with a particular focus on small publishers.
BolognaFiere president Franco Boni said organisers are ‘dedicated to fostering cross-cultural cooperation and international trade among publishers’. ‘With the debut of this new trade show, BolognaFiere extends its reach to cultivate new relationships and global business alliances among publishers,’ said Boni.
The event, which will run from 30 May to 1 June, will be held in cooperation with online rights platform PubMatch, with support from The Children’s Book Council.