'Business as usual' at Bologna despite 2016 timing concerns

'Business as usual' at Bologna despite 2016 timing concerns

Despite a positive atmosphere at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, publishers have voiced concern about the timing of the 2016 event. 

During this year’s fair (30th March–2nd April), the organisers confirmed that next year’s event will take place from 4th April–7th April 2016, only one week before the London Book Fair (12th–14th April). Many within the trade who spoke to The Bookseller said having the fairs so close together would stop companies attending both.

Rebecca McNally, publishing director of Bloomsbury Children’s, said having the fairs so close together would be “challeng...

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