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Publishing News Roundup Series: What’s Going On in the Children’s App Market and More Information on the Bologna Book Fair

by Maureen Crisp •  April 18, 2016  •   Follow

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The Bologna Book Fair continued this week, and with it more information about the future of children’s publishing.

This Bologna’s Book Fair has proven to be one that has a lot of different new adaptions to the market. Instead of that one hot book this year, it was a lot more of a lot of smaller successes. Digital had a lot of its own successes as well, especially with apo production:

 

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Fair Value

This week I have some links to articles about the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (as promised last week.)


The New York Times had a piece looking at the rise of children’s publishing and the large Chinese contingent at the fair. This augers well for the new fair being inaugurated this year in Singapore for the ASEAN nations.


The London Book Fair is underway right now. Publishing Perspectives has a quick look at what the major talking points will be.
 
Children’s author C Alexander London this week wrote a brave article about coming out as Gay to children… and their reactions. All they really wanted to know was when the next book was coming out.
 
Larry Brooks has a great article on story development. What is the key criteria to the story? It’s a compelling premise. Another must read article from Larry.
 
Molly Greene has been carefully examining her earnings and her book goals. She sets out her Marketing goals for 2016 and the reasons why she is doing all these changes to her book business.
 
Recently I was chatting to my husband about Scrivener as I thought it might be useful in his office for a project his team was working on. He downloaded a free version and became a convert. This seems to be what happens when someone tries Scrivener- instant writing software love. Here is a master tips article for all those Scrivener users.
 
What are the marks of a Professional Independent Author? The key word in that sentence is ‘professional.’ The Book Reviewers site has a breakdown of what you should be aiming for.
 
Elizabeth S Craig has a great article on valuing your time. Writers are often asked to do things for free and it’s hard to say No. How do we evaluate the events we participate in so that they add value to us as writers? This is a great article to get you thinking about your time price.
 
In the Craft Section,


Essential writing tools -Angela Ackerman Becca Puglisi – Bookmark
 


In the Marketing Section,


Using images for marketing– Joanna Penn Bookmark!


An Instagram primer for authors– Frances Caballo Bookmark
 


To Finish,

 

Elizabeth S Craig has a great article on valuing your time. Writers are often asked to do things for free and it’s hard to say No. How do we evaluate the events we participate in so that they add value to us as writers? This is a great article to get you thinking about your time price. 

 

Maureen
@craicer

About Maureen Crisp

Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.