Event Programme

Discover our wide-ranging programme of events: award ceremonies, international conferences, talks, masterclasses, webinars, live streaming, presentations, meetings and conferences.
 
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Sunday 20 March 2022

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus

20 March

01:30 PM - 06:00 PM

ENG

How to Sell Rights and Understand Licensing in Children’s books

Sala Suite
Services Centre - Wing D

Paid Event

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.

Organized by

BBPLUS

How to partecipate

Monday 21 March 2022

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus

21 March

09:30 AM - 06:00 PM

ITA TRANSLATION: ENG

How to self-publish in Italy and abroad

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre (morning); Sala Allegretto (afternoon)

Paid Event

A half-day conference on the variety of publishing paths available to aspiring authors, led by speakers from across the globe, looking at the Italian market and beyond, with impressive experience in publishing, marketing and selling. Self-publishing is in increasingly recognised and popular route for aspiring authors to get their work published. There are many options of platforms and services available, and the successful self-published names are likely to get the attention of traditional publishers, and can result in hybrid options, creating wider audiences, recognition, and sales. Getting started is often the biggest challenge. This event will guide aspiring authors, and those in the beginning of their writing careers through the knowledge and skills that are required to navigate the self-publishing journey, and learn how to get your book into international markets.

AFTER THE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SESSION STARTING AT 2.PM

Organized by

BBPLUS

In cooperation with

ArgentoVivo

How to partecipate

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus
Meetings & Presentations

21 March

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

The Italian Book Market: facts & figures

Sala Notturno
Services Centre - Wing D

An overview of the Italian book market in 2021 with the data on production, sales, reading, import and export of rights.

Panel

Piero Attanasio, head of public affairs, AIE;
Bruno Giancarli, editor, AIE

Organized by

AIE - Associazione Italiana Editori for BCBF and BBPlus

With the support of

ITA - Italian Trade Agency; MAECI - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus

21 March

01:15 PM - 01:45 PM

ENG

Changing Trends in Publishing: Addressing the Fear of New Technology in Publishing

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre
Panel

Mariam Alobaidli, corporate communications director, Emirates Publishers Association;
Tamer Said, managing director, Kalimat Group;
Lina Chebaro, copyrights manager, Thaqafa Publishing and Distribution

Organized by

Emirates Publishers Association for BBPlus

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus

21 March

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

ENG

The Impact of Elending on Purchasing Habits in Europe

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre
Panel

Ricardo Franco Levi, president of the Italian Publishers Association and vice-president of the Federation of European Publishers;
Enrico Turrin, Deputy Director FEP 

Organized by

Federation of European Publishers for BBPlus

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus

21 March

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

ENG

Steven Guarnaccia talking Jacket Design and Illustration

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre
Panel

Steven Guarnaccia, illustrator and designer, USA

Organized by

Mimaster for BBPlus

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus

21 March

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM

ENG

Taking Stock: Where Does Global Publishing go from here?

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre

Two years into a pandemic that has dramatically shaped how global publishing does business, the industry has had few opportunities to collectively reflect. The International Publishers Association’s International Sustainable Publishing and Industry Resilience (Inspire) initiative is one of the only comprehensive global efforts to reflect on the impacts of the pandemic on publishing. Drawing on a year-long research effort involving consultations with more than 100 senior publishing executives, Inspire seeks to understand the situation on the frontlines by asking difficult questions like: Have readers and reading habits fundamentally changed? How will accelerated digitization trends affect industry development? More importantly, what can the publishing industry do to endure and emerge stronger? This session will delve into Inspire’s findings  about the longer-term impacts of the pandemic surrounding publishing tech, freedom to publish, copyright, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability to reflect on where global publishing is headed from here.

Panel

Bodour Al Qasimi, IPA President;
Alison Tweed, CEO, Book Aid International;
José Manuel Anta, managing director, International Publishing Distribution Centre;
Karine Gonçalves Pansa, editorial director, Girassol Brasil Edições Ltda

Organized by

IPA-International Publishers Association for BBPlus

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus

21 March

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

What works and what doesn‘t in Innovation Training for Book Professionals

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre

SIDT (which stands for “Sustaining and Innovating cultural Diversity in literary Translation” - https://sidt-books.eu/ ) set out under a grant from the Creative Europe programme to build bridges between proven innovators and practitioners. In this seminar, you will hear all about the project in a review by its organizing consortium, namely the publisher Beletrina (Slovenia), Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez (Spain), the Federation of European Publishers, the Lithuanian Publishers’ Association (Vilnius), and Ruediger Wischenbart Content and Consulting (Austria). For 18 months, 4 thorough training modules have been developed, focusing on a wide array of topics relevant to innovation practices, and each was put into practice twice with groups of European and international trainees from many different countries and professional backgrounds. Topics were ranging from ‘Design Thinking’ and ‘UX Design”, to building and handling multiformat digital title catalogues of ebooks and audiobooks, understanding niche translation markets, or how to comply with accessibility standards.

Panel

Enrico Turrin, Federation of European Publishers;
Luis González, Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez

Organized by

Rüdiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting for BBPlus

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus

22 March

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

ENG TRANSLATION: ITA

Call Your Agent: How to Become a Successful Literary Agent

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre

Paid Event

A half-day training conference aimed at those who are thinking of a career in literary representation or are in the early stages of working in this area.

Panel

Jason Bartholomew, MD, Midas PR;
Seonaid MacLeod, contracts manager, Hachette;
Isobel Gahan, Curtis Brown;
Luigi Bonomi, agent, LBA books;
Tom Tivnan, managing editor, The Bookseller;
Karolina Jaszecka, scout;
Benas Bėrantas, agent;
Stephanie Barrioullet, agent, S.B Bright Agency

Organized by

BBPlus

How to partecipate

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café
BolognaBookPlus

22 March

12:00 PM - 12:35 PM

Critical Thinking: The role of the critic in promoting books. An ‘In Conversation’ between acclaimed children’s book critic, Leonard S. Marcus and BBPlus Author Ambassador - Michèle Roberts

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Panel

Leonard S. Marcus children's book historian, critic, educator & publisher;
Michèle Roberts French/British author;
Jacks Thomas, Guest Director, BolognaBookPlus

Organized by

BBPlus

BolognaBookPlus

22 March

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Jackets Portfolio Review

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre

Pre-registration required

Organized by

MiMaster

BolognaBookPlus
Aldus Up

22 March

01:15 PM - 01:45 PM

ENG

Understanding the new look European Prize for Literature

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre

A Conversation discussing the changes in the European Prize for Literature, and the effect these changes will bring about.

Panel

FEP and EIBF

Organized by

EUPL consortium – European and International Booksellers Federation and the Federation of European Publishers for BBPlus

In the framework of

Aldus Up

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus
Aldus Up

22 March

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

ENG

Let's Get Accessible! All you need to know to produce publications (and images) that every reader can enjoy

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre

The seminar will provide an overview of the advantages that will be obtained in making content accessible for people with visual disabilities, thus creating an inclusive editorial proposal for every reader. The seminar will provide an overview the recent evolution of the legislation on the subject and the best practice for producing quality and accessible editorial content for people with print impairments. A special focus will be on the alternative description of images. Publishing, in particular children’s publishing, has always used illustrations and visual representations to enrich and offer content to readers. This seminar is aimed in particular at the editors, graphic designers and illustrators who work with the design and creation of images, infographics and graphics for paper, digital and the web.

Panel

Cristina Mussinelli, Secretary General, Fondazione LIA;
Filippo Floridia, Ebook Production Coordinator, Gruppo Mondadori;
Marta Fornasero, Editor, Deascuola;
Elisa Molinari, Project Manager, Fondazione LIA

Organized by

Fondazione LIA

In the framework of

Aldus Up

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus
Aldus Up

22 March

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Living with Books, Living with Covid: How Booksellers across Europe are Dealing with Change

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre

Five booksellers representing different European countries will explain how they are each dealing with the changes brought on by the pandemic, lessons learnt, and how to build and keep a resilient business.

Panel

Maren Kleppen, bookseller, Norway;
Raluca Selejan, owner of La Două Bufnițe, Romania;
Julie Belgrado, EIBF and bookseller from Mr B's Emporium, UK

Organized by

European and International Booksellers Federation for BBPlus

In the framework of

Aldus Up

BolognaBookPlus

22 March

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Publishers Without Borders: A Meet Up

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre
Organized by

PWB

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus
Aldus Up

23 March

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

ENG

Translation Forum: Nations Unite. What Sells Well, Where

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre

This seminar considers trends in translation, and what is selling in translated books, in various markets.

Panel

Viviana Vuscovich, Foreign and Movie Rights Manager, Mauri Spagnol;
Simona Olivito, editor, Edizioni E/O Rome;
Nopi Chatzigeorgiou, international book fairs coordinator / Hellenic Foundation for Culture;
Inara Belinkaja, Jānis Roze Bookshop and Publishing, Latvia;
Leonella Basiglini, Production Manager, Europa Editions;
Emma House, Managing Consultant, Oreham Group

Organized by

BBPlus

In the framework of

Aldus Up

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus
Aldus Up

23 March

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

ENG

Translation Forum: Hot Topics in Translation Rights

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre

A debate around the challenges and hot topics that translated books, and those that translate, publish, sell them experience.

Panel

Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, translator;
Lawrence Schimel, author and anthropologist, USA;
Inara Belinkaja, owner of Jānis Roze Bookshop and Publishing, Latvia;
Alīse Nīgale, Liels un Mazs, Latvia;
Fernanda Dantas, Brazilian Book Chamber;
Emma House, Managing Consultant, Oreham Group

Organized by

BBPlus

In the framework of

Aldus Up

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus

23 March

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

ENG

Accessible books to give everyone the opportunity to read

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre

One of the challenges of the European Accessibility Act is to allow 80 million Europeans with disabilities to have easier access to books. The objective of our round table is to address the subject of adapted publishing accessible to disabled people. The question is to adapt the existing books in different mediums, so that it adapts to the disorder of each one. What are the reading difficulties that arise for these different audiences? What are the adapted books offered today by publishers, in digital and in print? What innovative technologies allow the industrialization of adaptation on a larger scale? To answer these questions, we suggest inviting to this round table: a specialist in Language Disorders, an Italian publisher who offers different digital versions of the same book, a French publisher whose adapted paper collections are very successful, and an expert in innovative technology at Mobidys. Beyond European Accessibility Act compliance, it is about showing that books evolve and innovate to make reading possible for everyone.

Panel

Sophie Hamon, head of innovation, MOBiDYs;
Daniela Marchitto, editor, Les Mots Libres Edzioni;
Gabriele Cordovani, member of board of directors, A.I.D. Associazione Italiana Dislessia;
Paolo Albert, CTO and founder, PubCoder

Organized by

MOBiDYS for BBPlus

Flagship Events
BolognaBookPlus

23 March

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Supply Chain and Sustainability: how are publishers, printers and technology providers working together to improve sustainability in the supply chain?

HALL 29
BBPlus Theatre

There is an urgent need for the publishing supply chain to become more sustainable. At the same time, the global supply chain is under enormous pressure, especially economic with paper shortages and inflated shipping costs. This panel of experts including publishers, printers and HP will explore how the supply chain can work together to change how and where books are printed and manufactured, tackling the supply chain issues and at the same time creating environmental efficiencies.  

Organized by

Hewlett-Packard for BBPlus

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café
BolognaBookPlus

23 March

05:40 PM - 06:20 PM

Talking Pictures. Talking Nothing

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Panel

Steven Guarnaccia, illustrator and designer, USA;
Massimiliano Tappari, writer and illustrator, Italia;
Ilaria Tontardini, Hamelin Associazione Culturale

Moderator: Emilio Varrà, Hamelin Associazione Culturale

Organized by

BBPlus

In cooperation with

Hamelin and Steven Guarnaccia