SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE RIGHTS CENTRE FOR MARCH 2023
The current BCBF Agents Centre is expanding its offering to exhibiting publisher Rights Professionals across the industry, to include adult general trade publishing in addition to children’s. As Bologna celebrates its 60th birthday, the change charts another milestone in the book fair’s evolution.
Commenting on the changes, BCBF Director Elena Pasoli says: ‘Our BCBF Agents’ Centre has enjoyed great success over many years and it seems a logical next step in its development that we welcome a broader audience from Rights Trading communities. Offering new opportunities to the wider publishing industry is a great way of celebrating a milestone birthday for Bologna'
Guest Director, BolognaBookPlus Jacks Thomas adds: ‘This is a great opportunity for BolognaBookPlus general trade rights professionals who can now sit alongside their children’s publishing counterparts in the vibrant Bologna Rights Centre – a great addition to the overall BBPlus offering.’
Rights trading is firmly at the heart of books fairs. As part of Bologna’s commitment to this essential part of the publishing eco-system, the birth of the digital Global Rights Exchange (GRE) during the pandemic enabled exhibitors and visitors to continue to showcase, discover and trade rights across the world, despite being unable to meet face-to-face.
The GRE, comprising BCBF, BBPlus and Bologna Licensing Trade Fair, continues to offer the international publishing community 365 support and the opportunity to ensure that the Rights Centre can play its part throughout the year, as well as bringing people together for the all-important, in-person exploration and networking meetings each year in Bologna, in March.
Bologna’s heritage of culture, lifestyle, and of course, the premium children’s book fair is renowned the world over. This latest announcement in its evolution signals the move to Bologna the brand, encompassing all that publishers can benefit from annually in March. Whether children’s, adult or education publishers, comprehensive rights trading, training events, exhibits, and networking across the board are now the new Bologna enhanced experience.