IBPA Members: Save $25 on Single-Title Display at the Bologna Children's Book Fair by Exhibiting with Foreword!
Books can be registered online here. Contact Joanne Kenny for the IBPA discount code prior to registering.
The best foreign rights exposure for children's books publishers is the annual Bologna Children's Book Fair: nearly 25,000 international professional trade reps and agents from 75 countries scout for gems and do deals on a 20,000 square meter show floor. In Bolognese book-speak, children's books means picture books, and the show floors of the Bologna fiere are awash with some of the most astounding art and artists anywhere.
Under the best of circumstances, by exhibiting in Bologna, your top titles might generate rights interest with publishers from several countries (typically, a foreign rights deal includes a non-refundable advance and a royalty rate of 7–8%). So, with no out of pocket expense—except for the exhibit fee to have your title displayed at the Foreword booth through a special promotion for IBPA members—you stand to earn an unexpected windfall.
Representatives from Foreword direct visiting agents and reps to the appropriate shelves (books are arranged by genre) and collect business cards and contact information when interest in a certain title is expressed. Foreword will then pass on the contact info to the corresponding publisher. Your title will also receive a listing in the online version of the show guide; rigorously studied by agents before and after the actual event.
How to Register:
Fee per title is generally $215 each, but IBPA members pay only $190 with a special discount code. Download the current Membership Benefits Handbook for a list of all discount codes. Once you have the discount code, click here to register directly with Foreword.