The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the event in the publishing year’s calendar, built around children’s content today. It is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing and now it includes an extra core that extends to all multi-media and licensing business for children’s content. Publishers, illustrators, literary agents, authors, licensors and licensees, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians flock to the event each spring to experience the business world of books and multimedia products.
The General Directorate for Book, Archives and Libraries (DGLAB) is a public body under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. Its aim is to define and oversee the coordination and implementation of an integrated non-school and library book policy at national level, and the dissemination of Portuguese literary works and writers at an international level.
Emilia is an independent digital magazine which aims to contributing to the knowledge update and professional development of any one working in contact with books and reading. Since its foundation in 2011, Emilia has extended its range of activities, which include today conference and seminar organisation, consulting, annual publications and the creation of an online training centre: Laboratorio Emilia.
The Iranian Illustrators’ Society (IIS) was established in 2003 as a professional, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization to promote children’s books illustration and improve its quality in order to reach international standards. It also aims to protect the rights of Iranian illustrators and facilitate their professional development as well as their social care.
ZZCETISTAR is a multi-disciplined art platform gathering illustrators and illustration lovers established in 2016 at Shanghai, China, which focuses on illustration creation and cultural communication. By hosting exhibitions and art workshops, running self-publishing, and collaborating with artists, ZZCETISTAR shows its core idea “illustration is beyond two dimensional surface.” Bringing illustration into commercial branding, cultural creation and lifestyle, ZZCETISTAR aims to extend its idea to more people.
Dong Ming Studio is an innovative studio, which focuses on the professional children’s book researching and teaching. It also supports the power of original Chinese illustrator. The Studio has designed and published the several hundred of children’s books, planned workshops and lectures many times, especially curated the large-scale illustration and children’s book exhibitions a lot of times. There are thousands of international illustrator’s art works had been displayed at the exhibitions to promote the communication between the international illustrator and the public.
32 Pages is a content sharing platform for professional picturebook creation and the first private practical picturebook studio providing teaching in China. All of the team members are experienced picturebook authors trained at the Cambridge School of Art through the Children's book illustration course with strong international publication records. 32 Pages aims to produce professional picturebooks for the market and cultivate picturebook makers to achieve the passion for teaching children in effective ways.
Shijue.me is a designers’platform under Visual China, focuses on design fields such as graphic design, illustration design, and product design. Shijue.me has 2.8 million active users, has held over 1600 public original design contests. Over 2000 members under the platform have been contracted illustration designers of Visual China. Shijue.me is supported by many universities, constantly supplies design talents and lots of PGC content resources for society. Shijue.me fully exploits the leading roles in various fields, integrates superior resources, establishes the most valuable original platform of China, and provides authoritative service for designers original design becoming actual products, and original intercourse.
ComoNetwork, founded in 2005, ComoNetwork has been dedicated to research and development on enterprise-level digital solutions, including consulting, planning and implementation of project/platform building, mobile web application and e-Commerce.