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A new season - the 3rd! - of OPEN UP  has started.
OPEN UP - The BCBF Skill Box is the digital environment where professions, skills and cultures come together to create unique opportunities for exchange - and especially - growth.

Sign up to be part of our OPEN UP programme that’s already on-going and get a front row seat for the great events organized by BBPlus and BLTF/Kids, now available ON DEMAND

Don't miss the 3rd International Kids Licensing Days has an interesting and varied programme of international webinars and conferences looking at the latest sector trends. Then there are the BBPlus Training Courses focusing on the publishing industry’s specialist professions and how they are evolving: Writing & Self-Publishing @BBPLUS2023; Call Your Agent: How to Become a Successful Literary Agent; and How to sell Rights and Understand Licensing in Children’s Books and many more new titles to come.





Virtual Illustrators Wall Reloaded - Call for entry

If your work wasn't on the 2023 Virtual Illustrators Wall and seen by everybody around the world, you're still in time!
Our 2023 Virtual Illustrators Wall is still open to the talent and enthusiasm of illustrators, graphic designers and artists - regardless of whether you’re an established professional or just starting out. 

You’ve got until 30 June 2023 to register with the Wall.


Sign up now


International Kids Licensing Days

International Kids Licensing Days, the series of conferences on the latest trends in children's content, is back for the third year running. Spanning licensing, publishing, toys and the digital revolution, the meetings will look at new ways for retail to retain the attention of an increasingly fragmented and evolving customer base.


Writing & Self-Publishing @BBPLUS2023

Bologna Book Plus confirms for 2023 its attention to authors and writers - whether they want to publish with a publisher, to self-publish or make writing their job - offering them two unique days of training and updating.


Call your Agent: How to Become a Successful Literary Agent

The 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.


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

This training event ensured 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.