The 2014 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Has Begun!

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is taking place today (March 24) through Thursday, March 27, featuring the best of both self-publishing and traditional books for young readers. Bologna is the world’s leading book fair focusing solely on children’s publishing with a focus on the sale of rights and international co-productions. Bologna Childrens Book FairOutskirts Press is always well-represented at this event — and a number of other international book fairs and domestic events — throughout the year, so we’re excited to follow it closely again in 2014.

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been a leading international event for publishing insiders since it’s inception in 1963, presenting valuable opportunities for authors, publishers, illustrators and readers to mix, learn about industry trends and, of course, bring awareness to their own products.

Keep up with the goings on a the fair by visiting the Bologna Children’s Book Fair on Facebook or checking them out on Instagram. Or stay tuned right here for news specific to Outskirts Press!

If you are a published children’s book author with Outskirts Press and interested in exhibiting your book with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair next year, you can register for this event conveniently from your author’s center Marketing Options screen. Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first served basis. Remember: Due to the specific requirements of Bologna, this event is not a part of our Global Book Tour package and must be registered for separately if you are interested.

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Self-Publishing Authors at the Bologna Book Fair, March 25-28

The Bologna Book Fair kicks off today, and Outskirts Press is thrilled to be well represented by its self-published children’s book authors!

Recognized as the oldest and most reputable children’s book fairsin the world, the Bologna Book Fair hosts authors, publishers, distributors, printers, literary agents, printers, and even film and television producers from nearly 70 different countries. This year’s fair runs today through March 28.

Below are the Outskirts Press books participating in the 2013 Bologna Book Fair:

All these books, and other Outskirts Press titles, are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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The 2012 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Has Begun!

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is taking place this week. Bologna is the world’s leading book fair focusing solely on children’s publishing with a focus on the sale of rights and international co-productions. The following Outskirts Press titles can be found on exhibit at this year’s event:




If you are a published Children’s book author with Outskirts Press and interested in exhibiting your book with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair next year, you can register for this event conveniently from your author’s center Marketing Options screen. Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first served basis. Due to the specific requirements of Bologna, this event is not a part of our Global Book Tour package and must be registered for separately if you are interested.

Ready to publish your children’s book? Let’s talk…

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The 2011 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Has Begun!

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is taking place this week. Bologna is the world’s leading book fair focusing solely on children’s publishing with a focus on the sale of rights and international co-productions. The following Outskirts Press titles can be found on exhibit at this year’s event:





If you are a published Children’s book author with Outskirts Press and interested in exhibiting your book with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair next year, you can register for this event conveniently from your author’s center Marketing Options screen. Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first served basis. Due to the specific requirements of Bologna, this event is not a part of our Global Book Tour package and must be registered for separately if you are interested.

Ready to publish your children’s book?

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair for Self-Publishing Writers

Is your book right for Bologna?

Considerations:

Attending international book fairs personally is often cost-prohibitive for self-publishing writers when you factor in expenses such as airfare, hotel, food, and transportation. And those are just the costs of going international. Then there are the costs of the exhibit itself, like the exhibition fees, the exhibition stand, and the “giveaways” (often called “freebies” or “schwag.”)

Advantages:

But book fairs are also the place where self-published authors can “be discovered.”  Outskirts Press helps its authors place their books at 5 international book fairs for a reasonable cost. We’ll discuss each of them in detail this week.

The first is the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and is the world’s leading book fair focusing solely on children’s publishing with a focus on the sale of rights and international co-productions.  Outskirts Press first offered this opportunity to 5 select authors last year as a pilot program to see the results. 4 out of 5 of the authors received an impressive number of leads from international/domestic publishers, editors, and agents.

We were so encouraged by the results that this year, we are offering the Bologna Children’s Book Fair as a marketing option for all our published children’s book writers.   To increase your chances for success, your book must have full color illustrations inside the book to participate.  Therefore, only our Pearl Full Color books are eligible.

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair occurs in March in Italy and hosts over 1400 international exhibitors and may be instrumental in forging industry connections or negotiating agreements or licenses for your work.

When you order the Bologna Children’s Book Fair from the Marketing Options Screen of your Author’s Center your book will receive valuable, face-out exposure on an exclusive shelf with 4 other Outskirts Press titles and a representative will be on-hand to personally answer questions about your book. Outskirts Press will provide the necessary copies of the book and all the necessary contact information for both the author and publisher, so interested parties can make further contact, during or after the fair. All inquiries Outskirts Press receives about your book will be forwarded directly to you for personal follow-up.

If you are a published Children’s book author with Outskirts Press and interested in exhibiting your book with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, you can register for this event conveniently from your author’s center Marketing Options screen. Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first served basis.  Due to the specific requirements of Bologna, this event is not a part of our Global Marketing Tour package and must be registered for separately if you are interested.