59th edition
21-24 March 2022
Bologna - Italy

BolognaBookPlus

This new initiative was launched to run in parallel to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, with the aim of reaching a wider professional audience across the global publishing industry.

Comprising a one-day industry conference, a rights training course, an Annual Literary Translation Forum, publisher pitches and a self-publishing conference BolognaBookPlus - organized in collaboration with the Italian Publishers Association (AIE) -  BBPlus took place online for 2021.

The headline event was an international conference for professionals from all areas of the publishing industry - it examined the overarching challenges from changing business models, technological enablement, accessibility, sustainability and inclusivity.

BCBF Online Edition – BBPlus: Relive the events

Forging Forward: The Pandemic – An Interruption, or An Opportunity to Rethink?

How the global publishing industry builds the future inclusively, accessibly and profitably.

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Forging Forward Gateway Events and On Demand Seminars

Two Gateway Events are available on demand until end July, free for all Forging Forward attendees

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How to Sell Rights & Understand Licensing in Children’s Books

This new rights & licensing training course ensures attendees gain a full understanding of copyright and the essential steps of rights selling. 

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How to Self-Publish in Italy

This half day event showed you how to Self-Publish and market and sell your book in Italy

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Annual Literary Translation Forum

BBPlus partners with Words Without Borders, to deliver a panel discussion and a Translation Slam, Italian/English, plus advice on getting into literary translation. 

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Author Ambassador

Victoria Hislop   took the stage as the Author Ambassador for the first BBPlus.

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Dante 700 Lecture

Celebrating Dante and his Global Contemporary Literary Greats .A discussion of one of Italy’s most important cultural exports.

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ReBoot: Books, Business and Reading

Reboot: a virtual conference organised by Carlo Carrenho, Klaus-Peter Stegen and Ruediger Wischenbart.

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Jackets Off

Building on one of BCBF’s core values, BBPlus also recognised the production and design work of general trade publishing through a new award launched for 2021. 

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Reboot Sponsor

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For more information contact the BolognaBookPlus team on bolognabookplus@bolognafiere.it

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