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.
How the global publishing industry builds the future inclusively, accessibly, sustainably and profitably.
Organised in the framework of Aldus Up
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 Anderson, Publishing Perspectives, USA.
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.
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.
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.
Victoria Hislop, Author, UK; Alexandra Shulman, CBE, Author and former Editor in Chief of British Vogue, UK.
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.
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.
The Forum is designed to create a lasting community of professional translators and those considering a career in this area.
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.
Celebrating Dante and his global contemporary literary greats
Jacob Blakesley, University of Leeds, UK; Daniel Newman, Durham University, UK; Yao Yi, Yilin Press, China.
The masterclass is dedicated to the theme of cover design in the era of digital access, seeking visuals that stay strong across different media.
Ivan Canu and Giacomo Benelli, Mimaster Illustrazione - The Illustrators Survival Corner
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.
BCBF ONLINE EDITION
To attend our 2021 online programme of events, you need to register. It’s free. Just go to the Visitors’ Reserved Area on our website and sign up.