ELK PUBLISHING CEO – SELINA KUCKS INVITED TO THE 60TH EDITION OF THE BOLOGNA CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR 2023
This year, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF) celebrates its 60th year in production and to celebrate their unique achievement, over 1500 exhibitors and more than 30,000 book publishing industry professionals from across the globe, will come together to: exchange publishing ideas; participate in book and publishing seminars; access B2B networking opportunities; partake in translation forums; and to take part in the latest licensing and rights trade fairs for brands focusing on: children’s and teens book publishing, illustration, animation and related areas.
Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, licensors and licensees, distributors and a myriad of book and publishing professionals will all flock to the mountains of Bologna this spring to experience the world of books, publishing and multimedia in thousands of booths across six enormous, product halls.
It is the birthplace of the Bologna Ragazzi Awards; the world-famous Illustrators Exhibition, Bologna Licensing Trade Fair/Kids (BLTF/K) and of course, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair – a unique mix of cultural book shows and an international book rights forums for specific content relating to children’s books and products.
ELK Publishing will also take part in the recently launched BolognaBookPlus – a three-day exhibit - in conjunction with the Italian Publishers Association, BCBF and BolognaFiere that presents a series of training programmes, business conferences, translation seminars and various B2b professional networking opportunities.
Chief Editor and CEO of ELK Publishing – Ms. Selina Kucks a.k.a. Sketa who is an Australian author ~ illustrator and entertainer stated, “I feel truly honoured and excited to be invited to Bologna – to take part in such a unique, literary event.”
In conjunction with the Italian Publishers Association and the forementioned government agencies, the hosted package for Ms. Kucks will include participation in the week-long event; round trip flights to Bologna, Italy; hospitality and accommodation; airport-hotel-fair transfers; a co-op publishing booth; personalised B2B meetings with Italian Exhibitors and participation in various awards and events, in conjunction with BCBF.
Ms. Kucks wishes to thank all those involved in creating this wonderful opportunity. “Blessings like this don’t come along everyday – I am truly humbled, so it’s a big thank you, from the bottom of my heart Bologna!”
Selina's generous sponsors include:
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The USQ Alumni Bookcase Event is set to go for 2017.
The Schedule is up and running and it is advised potential participants book their tickets early for the weekend event. Kicking off on Friday evening 21st July, Opening Night Celebrations will commence at 6 pm, in the USQ Artsworx Gallery. Tickets for are priced at $30 for alumni, staff and students, while the community members can pick up a $35 ticket, for the evening.
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Sketa known to her home-town folk of Toowoomba, Queensland as Selina Kucks, stated she was excited to see this book on the next leg of its journey. "I'm tickled pink to see the final result of this next tale and believe readers will be more than happy with the creative flair in which it was published. A lot of hard work, sleepless nights and exhausted days accompany its production."
For Sketa this is the second of five books in the Possum Tales Series, but the sixth in books published to date. Writing the YA novel series 'The Parchment' in 2009, readers were keen to receive its Korean translation in 2010 and the 'The Parchment Tale unfolds in 2012. The third and final book in this trilogy was ticked for publication last year, "but due to particular family issues over the last couple of years, I was never in the frame of mind to complete it", she said.
We wish Sketa all the very best with 'Possum Tales...an Odd Day' and hope you'll show your support on Good Friday, 25th, 2016 for the Amazon release. Go get 'em Sketa!
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