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  • Bologna 2018: Photos from the Fair

    See photo highlights from this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which brought together publishing professionals from around the world.

  • Bologna 2018: Audiobooks Offer Kids New Opportunities to Learn

    The Bologna Book Fair focused its attention on audiobooks for the first time with the introduction of a seminar called Listen Up!, which featured experts on the format's growing international market.

  • Bologna 2018: Guest of Honor China Opens the Fair

    At the opening ceremony of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair on March 26, a large number of dignitaries and officials gathered to launch the event’s 55th edition. This year’s guest of honor, China, was represented by Li Ruiyu, the Chinese ambassador to Italy.

  • Bologna 2018: Middle Grade Fiction and Diverse Titles Remain Hot

    At this year's Bologna Book Fair, scouts and agents said middle grade fiction remains hot, and the political upheaval in the United States is driving a global interest in titles, both fiction and nonfiction, that speak to this tumultuous moment.

  • Big, Bold Moves at Bologna

    The Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which will run from March 26 to 29, is updating its facilities and reaching out to new audiences—including, for the first time, booksellers.

  • Trends to Watch in Bologna

    We asked agents and scouts attending this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair to tell us about trends they are seeing in books for young readers, both in content and international demand.

  • Taipei 2018: Publishers Explore a Unique Market

    The number of exhibitors is up at this year's fair over 2017 and the U.K. Pavilion returns to Taipei after a 17-year absence.

  • In Its Fifth Year, Shanghai Children’s Book Fair Continues to Grow

    Widely acknowledged as the biggest event dedicated to children’s content in Asia, the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) has successfully wrapped up its fifth outing, which ran from November 17-19.

  • Bologna Book Fair Renovations to Force Some Exhibitors to Move

    The 2018 Bologna Children’s Book Fair will see changes resulting from a €100 million renovation taking place at the exhibition center.

  • Sharjah Draws More Rights Attention

    The Book Fair's rights event is growing, thanks in part to grant support for translation projects spawned at the event being offered by organizers as incentive to strike deals.

  • Setting the Stage for Guadalajara 2017

    The largest Spanish-language book fair, which will run from November 25 to December 3 in 2017, expects another banner year.

  • Sharjah Publishing City Opens, 'PW' in Arabic Launches

    The 40-acre site which houses offices, an auditorium and a library (among other things), opened on October 30. Coinciding with the opening of the site, was the launch of an Arabic-language edition of 'Publishers Weekly.'

  • PNBA Doubles Binc Donation for Wildfire Relief

    The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association will double its annual gift to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation in support of booksellers in Northern California.

  • Beijing Book Fair 2017: New Segments and Different Opportunities Await

    Non-stop meetings and packed booths were two constants at the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), which runs from August 23 to 27.

  • Beijing Book Fair 2017: Changing with the Times and Market Demands

    Traditionally, the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) has focused on educational books, STM titles, and children’s books—in that order. This year’s event, which opens today and runs until August 27, is markedly different with many more categories represented.

  • Canada's Top Lit Fest Announces Author Line-up

    The International Festival of Authors, which returns to the Toronto Harbourfront Center this October 19-29, will feature over 60 fiction writers and poets including Canadian authors Barbara Gowdy and Frances Itani.

  • Scouting the Guatemala International Book Fair

    The 14th edition of the Guatemala International Book Fair saw a boom in attendance and a slew of panels focusing on regional interests.

  • Open Book: Talking Books at the World's Biggest Music Festival

    PW's Louisa Ermelino reports on the robust book culture scene in and around the Glastonbury festival.

  • In the World of Books, Sharjah Is a Rising Star

    Ten years ago, publishers might have struggled to find the emirate on a map. Today, it's home to a blossoming book scene, the Sharjah International Book Fair, and the hot Arabic-language kids' publisher Kalimat.

  • New York Rights Fair Set for Spring 2018

    The inaugural New York Rights Fair will run May 30 – June 1, 2018, and will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. The three-day fair will cover rights sales negotiation and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film, and digital channels.

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