Bologna report: New page for picture books

<p>Picture books turned a corner at Bologna, as publishers sold rights to fewer books into more territories and for bigger sums.</p><p>Puffin m.d. Francesca Dow said foreign publishers were ordering coeditions in runs of 15,000 to 20,000 as standard. "It feels like a whole different picture from a year ago." Bloomsbury children's editorial director Sarah Odedina agreed: "We've been gnashing our teeth for so long, but it's not that bad any more."</p><p>Most publishers brought just a handful of picture books to the fair, but stepped up their packages with additional material or novelty featur...

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