Export markets 'mixed' for children's

Export markets 'mixed' for children's

Children’s publishers and agents have said that the maturation of many book markets globally, in addition to the economic downturn, has meant that the number of deals made with international publishers is slowing.

Speaking ahead of next month’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair (30th March–2nd April), Caroline Muir, group sales director at Walker Books, said: “I wouldn’t say that interest in children’s books is declining per se, but economic constraints and stagnant growth prospects in many European markets (and also South Korea) have meant that acquisitions are squeezed and export quantities a...

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