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NEW YORK RIGHTS FAIR TO DEBUT IN THE U.S. BolognaFiere Spearheads a New Rights and Licensing Fair in New York City

Bologna, 04/04/2017

BolognaFiere  is pleased to announce  the launch of a new copyright  trade and licensing show  dedicated  to  publishing,  international  rights  and  licensing.  The  show  will  bring  US  publishers  and  agents together with their global counterparts  and will attract booksellers and librarians to both groups. The new event is scheduled for May 30 – June 1, 2018 and will be held in midtown Manhattan.  

“BolognaFiere  is dedicated  to fostering cross-cultural  cooperation  and international  trade among publishers,”  said Franco Boni President of BolognaFiere.  “With the debut of this new trade show, BolognaFiere  extends its reach to cultivate new relationships and global business alliances among publishers.”  

Key strategic US-based partners creating a truly global event will include:

Publishers  Weekly PW is the international  news platform of the book publishing  industry. It is the cosponsor,  with BolognaFiere and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, of Global Kids Connect. The third annual Global Kids Connect conference  takes  place  on December  4, 2017  and will then move  into the new event  in 2018.  In addition  to the weekly magazine, website, e-newsletters and broadcast shows, PW publishes the PW Show Daily for book fairs in the U.S.  and  Europe;   previews   of  major  trade  and  consumer   shows;   and  supplements   devoted   to  international publishing.  

The Combined Book Exhibit has been a marketing resource for publishers and agents at U.S. and International book fairs for almost 85 years.  With its sister company, The American Collective Stand, it also organizes the USA Pavilion at every major International book fair helping publishers and agents enter new markets easily.  

The new event will also benefit from a strong cooperation with PubMatch, the leading online rights platform. Additionally, The Children’s Book Council has agreed to participate with promotion, content  development  and related events.


About BolognaFiere S.p.A.

BolognaFiere  S.p.A.  is  a  leading  European  exhibition  organizer,  with  over  75  events.  As  a  world  leader  in  trade

shows across a number of different sectors - including art, children's publishing, cosmetics, construction and design

- BolognaFiere has developed a cutting-edge portfolio of international exhibitions in key Russian, North America and Asia markets including China with 8 exhibitions already established.   


About Children’s Book Fair Bologna  

Bologna Children's Book Fair is the most important professional trade show dedicated to publishing and content for kids. The current edition in 2017 (3-6 April) is hosting 1,300 exhibitors from 75 countries. Now celebrating its 54 edition,  the  fair  welcomes  the  leading  illustrators   and  authors  of  the  moment  and  the  winners  of  the  most prestigious   awards.  Children’s  book  professionals   from  all  over  the  world  come  together  in  the  pavilions  of BolognaFiere  to  discuss  the  latest  trends  and  developments  in  publishing  and  the  digital  sphere,  take  part  in hundreds of workshops and conferences and visit exhibitions of the very best of international illustration.  


About Publishers Weekly

Publishers  Weekly  is  the  international   news  platform  of  the  book  publishing   industry.  Founded  in  1872  and published  weekly  since  then,  the magazine  boasts  972,000+  Twitter  followers,  Facebook  “likes”  and other  social media followers; publishes nine e-newsletters, BookLife (a monthly supplement), two blogs, a mobile edition, digital editions  and  apps;  and  features  a thriving  website  that  reaches  1 million  unique  visitors  per  month.  Publishers Weekly  is  the  lead  sponsor  or  presenter  of  several  conferences,  including  Global  Kids  Connect,  with  Bologna Children’s  Book  Fair  and  BolognaFiere;  PubTech  Connect,  with  NYU  School  of  Professional  Services  Center  for Publishing; PW Star Watch, with the Frankfurt Book Fair; and Celebration!,  an annual event to honor the children’s book authors and illustrators of who received PW starred book reviews. Publishers Weekly is the signature brand of PWxyz LLC, a digital media assets company based in New York. 


About Combined Book Exhibit

Founded  in 1933,  Combined  Book  Exhibit is a book marketing  resource  that showcases  published  books at trade shows and book fairs internationally  on behalf of publishers  and authors.  Combined  Book Exhibit  can be seen at more  than  two  dozen  domestic  and  international   shows  annually.     It  also  launched  the  Middle  East  Library Conference in 2014 in conjunction with the Sharjah International Book Fair and the American Library Association.  


About PubMatch  

Founded  in  2008,   PubMatch  offers  a  complete  online  rights  toolkit  for  publishers,  agents  and  authors.  It  is  a worldwide community for the publishing industry that encourages the creation of business relationships and the worldwide spreading of ideas. PubMatch facilitates rights title management,  data warehousing,  communication  and the  simplification   of  rights  marketing   for  publishers,   agents  and  authors,   making  it  the  go-to  place  for  the international  publishing  community  to find new titles and new talent. The organization  is a joint venture between Publishers Weekly and Combined Book Exhibit (CBE).