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The Bologna Book Fair 2014 has come to a close and what an epic year it turned out to be! The annual fair, now in its 51st year, hosted 1200 exhibitors from 75 countries and approximately 25,000 visitors over 4 days... that's an impressive set of statistics!
As usual, Childrensillustrators.com was in the thick of things with its plasma screen presentation in prime location near the main entrance. Our digital presentation showcased over 1000 illustrations from Childrensillustrators.com members. Publishers could been seen making notes and taking photos in preparation for that next commission. Childrensillustrators.com received glowing feedback from publishers worldwide, confirming our no:1 position as the Art Buyers' preferred illustration resource.
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Childrensillustrators.com is delighted to report another successful round of promotion at this years international book fairs - The London Book Fair & The Bologna Children's Book Fair. Our plasma screen presentation was centre stage at both events with a combined attendance of over 50,000!
In addition, Childrensillustrators.com supported The London Book Fair in hosting a chaired Q&A and networking session with leading creatives from top publishing houses. The event was hugely popular and quickly filled the 'Innovation Theatre' beyond capacity! We would like to thank the panel, listed below, for their time and words of wisdom.
Chair: Ed Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives
Strawberrie Donnelly, Creative Director, Little Tiger Press
Nick May, Designer, Orion
Mike Phipps, Publisher and Art Director, Igloo Books