Comics and graphic novels are one of the fastest growing segments in the publishing industry. More and more publishers are producing works in these formats creating collections or just adding a few titles per year to their catalogues to enrich their overall offer, many of which become bestsellers. Some countries have a long tradition of comics and graphic novels, some are newcomers… They are all part of this new and vibrant landscape where comics are taking an important position in the world of children’s book publishing.
For this reason BCBF has launched an area dedicated to this exciting medium. The COMICS CORNER welcomes books from publishers already exhibiting at the fair as well as those that have never attended before.
To support the important role that comics and graphic novels play in today’s children’s publishing industry, BCBF introduces COMICS as a brand-new permanent category of the BolognaRagazzi Award. The COMICS category includes three different sections: Early Reader, Middle Grade and Young Adult.