Online Edition
14-17 June 2021

BCBF Events Programme

Discover our exciting events programme online from 14 to 17 June: award ceremonies, international conferences, talks, masterclasses, webinars, live streaming, interviews and meetings.

Remember, you need to register to attend our BCBF ONLINE EDITION! It’s free. Just go to the BCBF Visitors Area and sign up if you haven’t done so already.

Just before each individual event, the presentation sheet will indicate the link allowing you to connect to the dedicated area of the meeting, talk, etc.

Please note: Some live events with limited participant numbers require advance registration. Check the event programmes to make sure you’re in good time to book a seat for meetings with a fixed number of attendees.

Scholastic Scholastic

Monday 14 June 2021

BOLOGNABOOKPLUS

14 June

09.15
(CEST)

8 Hours

ENG

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

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

Organised in the framework of Aldus Up

Speakers

Bodour Al Qasimi, President of IPA - International Publishers Association, Sharjah UAE; Richard Charkin, founder of Mensch Publishing, UK; Gianpiero Calzolari, President of BolognaFiere S.p.A., Italy; Ricardo Franco Levi, President of AIE - Associazione Italiana Editori, Italy; Catherine Bell, Scholastic UK; Caroline Michel, Hay Festival, UK; Deborah Ahenkorah, Accord Literary, Ghana; Felicia Low, Difference Engine, Singapore; Fathima Dada, Oxford University Press Education, UK; Elif Shafak, Author, Turkey; Stephan de Valk, IPA Educational Publishers Forum; Jane Mann, Cambridge Partnership for Education; Kumuriwor Alira Bushiratu, Learners Girls Foundation; Giorgio Riva, La Scuola SEI Publishing Group; Ameena Saiyid, Lightstone Publishing; Karine Pansa, Vice-President of IPA - International Publishers Association, Brazil; Michiel Kolman, IPA Inclusive Publishing & Literacy Committee, Netherlands; Barbara Schuer, Penguin Random House, Germany; Kathy Bail, University New South Wales Press, Australia; Rachel Launay, British Council Italy, Italy; Maliya Mzyece Sililo, Author, Zambia; Brian O’Leary, Green Book Alliance (BISG), USA; Diego Echevarria, Ink It!, Mexico; Allen Lau, Wattpad, Canada; Sidharth Jain, StoryInk, India; Mette Hammerich Caserta, Saga Egmont, Denmark; Claudia Mazzucco, Atlantyca, Italy; Dominique Raccah, Sourcebooks, USA; Annette Thomas, Guardian Media Group, UK; Veronique Fontaine, Fonfon, Canada; Nathan Hull, Beat Technology, UK; Enrico Poli, Zanichelli Venture, Italy; Porter AndersonPublishing Perspectives, USA.

Organized by
BolognaBookPlus, IPA
In cooperation with
AIE
Sponsored by
Beat Technology

Tuesday 15 June 2021

BOLOGNABOOKPLUS

15 June

13.30
(CEST)

5 Hours

ENG

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

This training event will ensure that you understand the cornerstone of copyright, and the essential steps of rights selling, whether you are starting off, or considering a career in rights; are in your first year or two and wish to consolidate the basics; you work in contracts or related areas, or you are a self-published children’s author.

Speakers

Debbie Bibo, Literary Agent, Debbie Bibo Literary Agent, Italy; Leeann Bortolussi, International Rights Manager, Giunti Editore, Italy; Joanna Everard, Rights Consultant, UK; Helen McAleet, Children's Media Consultant, UK; Belinda Rasmussen, MD, Macmillan Children's Books, UK.

 

Organized by
BolognaBookPlus
BOLOGNABOOKPLUS

15 June

18.00
(CEST)

60 min.

ENG

Author Ambassador

The Author Ambassador 2021 anchor event will feature Victoria Hislop in conversation with Alexandra Shulman, CBE, author and former Editor in Chief of British Vogue.

Speakers

Victoria Hislop, Author, UK; Alexandra Shulman, CBE, Author and former Editor in Chief of British Vogue, UK.

Organized by
BolognaBookPlus

Wednesday 16 June 2021

BOLOGNABOOKPLUS

16 June

09.30
(CEST)

4 Hours

ITA,ENG

How to Self-Publish in Italy

Self-publishing is fast becoming an accessible and respected route for new and aspiring Italian authors to get their work published. This new online event will guide aspiring authors through the knowledge and initial steps that are required to navigate the self-publishing journey.

 

Speakers

Raffaello Avanzini amministratore delegato Newton Compton; Beatrice Cunegatti, avvocato fondatore di IT Law Firm; Marco Ghezzi, consulente editoriale e fondatore di Quinto Quarto editore; Davide Giansoldati, manager e digital strategist; Jo Henry, Managing Director BookBrunch, UK; Carmen Laterza; Emanuele Properzi, esperto di self publishing.

Organized by
BolognaBookPlus
In cooperation with
Argentovivo
BOLOGNABOOKPLUS

16 June

15.00
(CEST)

2 Hours

ENG

Annual Literary Translation Forum

The Forum is designed to create a lasting community of professional translators and those considering a career in this area.

 
Organised in the framework of Aldus Up
Speakers

Piero Attanasio, Head of international affairs, R&D programmes AIE - Associazione Italiana Editori, Italy; Jacks Thomas, Guest Director, BolognaBookPlus, UK; Susan Harris, Editorial Director, Words Without Borders, USA; Ruth Ahmedzai-Kemp, Translator, USA; Gioia Guerzoni, Translator, Greece; Barbara Ofosu -Somuah, Translator, USA; Alta Price, Publishing consultant and translator, USA; Candice Whitney, Translator, USA; Sam Schnee, Words Without Borders, USA.

Organized by
BolognaBookPlus
In cooperation with
Words Without Borders
BOLOGNABOOKPLUS

16 June

18.30
(CEST)

60 min.

ENG

Dante 700 Lecture

Celebrating Dante and his global contemporary literary greats

Speakers

Jacob Blakesley, University of Leeds, UK; Daniel Newman, Durham University, UK; Yao Yi, Yilin Press, China.

Organized by
BolognaBookPlus

Thursday 17 June 2021

BOLOGNABOOKPLUS

17 June

15.00
(CEST)

90 min.

ENG

Jackets Off Masterclass's "Covers Go Digital"

The masterclass is dedicated to the theme of cover design in the era of digital access, seeking visuals that stay strong across different media.

Organised in the framework of Aldus Up

Moderator

Ivan Canu and Giacomo Benelli, Mimaster Illustrazione - The Illustrators Survival Corner 

Speakers

Alice Beniero, illustrator and art director, Italy; Paul Buckley,  Senior VP Executive Creative Director, Penguin Random House, USA; Cecilia Flegenheimer, art director, Mondadori, Italy; Jon Gray, graphic designer, UK.

Organized by
BolognaBookPlus
In cooperation with
Mimaster Illustrazione Milano