Tagged: Bologna Book Fair 2021

Scout’s honour: Farrant on market fluctuations and the trends in the kids’ market

The literary scout Natasha Farrant, who won the Costa Children’s Award for her own novel in 2020, discusses how the pandemic has affected publishers’ buying... Read more

Book Club Bunch: Actor-led book club unpacks a creative angle to reading

The brainchild of a mother who wanted to encourage her son to foster a love of reading for pleasure has grown into an initiative that... Read more

Children’s books podcasts turn up the volume to address lack of media coverage

In recent months the number of podcasts about children’s books has ramped up, with many citing dwindling reviews and print media coverage as the impetus... Read more

Marion Jablonski on the French children's market and her hopes for the future

Marion Jablonski, president of children’s publishing at Éditions Albin Michel, explains how the market across the Channel has fared in uncertain times, and her hopes... Read more

Bologna Book Fair: Bent's Notes

There is something that just might make you appreciate that the closest you’ll get to Bologna 2021 is the other end of a video link,... Read more

Silvia Molteni on pandemic lessons and the hot trends in kids’ books

Silvia Molteni, The Bookseller Rising Star who founded Peters, Fraser and Dunlop’s children’s books department in 2015, speaks to us about pandemic lessons and the hot... Read more

My Bologna Children’s Book Fair: Caroline Sheldon

Caroline Sheldon, founder of Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency and esteemed agent, shares her tips from almost four decades of attending book fairs in Bologna—prime among... Read more

Alice Oseman on adapting her graphic novels for the screen

Alice Oseman is the author of four contemporary YA novels with HarperCollins Children’s, including Solitaire, which was published when she was 19, and Loveless, which... Read more

R J Palacio | 'The whole book is about the connections we make in our lifetimes'

Pony, the new novel from American bestselling author R J Palacio, is about Silas, a boy who sets off in search of his father with... Read more

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