Children's: publishers predict 2016 trends

Children's: publishers predict 2016 trends

The children’s book industry will continue to see demand for beautiful print books and diverse stories in 2016, and the market for Young Adult titles by UK authors will go from strength to strength, according to publishers and editors.

Suzanne Carnell, head of Two Hoots, a picture book imprint at Pan Macmillan, said publishers are paying “ever more” attention to the design of books as physical objects: “The hardback picture book, for so long on the decline, is back, while the idea of what an illustrated book is will continue to be stretched.”

Otter Barry Books publisher Janetta Otter-Barr...

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