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Archive: Jun 2017

  1. Bright USA: Latest Publications & Deals

    Bright USA has cemented itself as a top resource for stunning children’s illustration and author/illustrated works. After great success at BEA and ALA, we’re sailing into the summer with dozens of #BrightReads hitting the bookshelves. With exciting big deals announced in our latest PW deal roundup, the following publications are brilliant examples of deals successfully closed and now thriving in the […]

  2. Bright Attends ALA 2017 — A Lovefest of Librarians, Authors and Publishers!

    Anne Moore Armstrong attended the American Library Association/ALA 2017 in Chicago in June and found it to be a true lovefest of librarians, authors, editors and publishers. Everyone who attended ALA have at least one thing in common: they LOVE books! There were signings galore and workshops geared toward librarians and publishing trends. And the […]

  3. Super-Hot Bright USA Deals!

    We agents at Bright USA enjoy nothing more than seeing an amazing deal announced for one of our talented artists. Whether it’s for a sweet author-illustrated picture book, art to help bring someone else’s text alive, or an eye-catching Middle Grade cover, we love bringing new projects to our artists! And once we make these deals, we […]

  4. Instagram for Illustrators: Here’s How to Make it Work for YOU

    Artists shown here, in rows from left to right: David Litchfield, Gemma Correll, Fiona Woodcock, John Bond, Kate Pugsley, Maya Ish Shalom, Becca Stadtlander, Oliver Jeffers, Owen Davey, Richard Jones, Aura Lewis, Jane Newland, Jon Klassen, Benji Davies, Jean Julien, Mike Lowery. Exactly what constitutes a great Instagram account, and is it important in terms of […]

  5. Bright Agent Alli Brydon Teams Up with SCBWI

    For nearly 40 years, the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI for short) has been providing unwavering support for its 25,000 members. Our Bright Agents fully support the wonderful efforts of SCBWI chapters all around the world — we’ve served as faculty at SCBWI conferences, participated in Q&As and portfolio reviews, and proved to be valuable […]

  6. Behind the Book with Daniel Duncan

    Fresh, new author/illustrator, Daniel Duncan’s debut picture book, SOUTH, was warmly received at the recent book launch with US based children’s publishing house, Abrams — held at The Bright Emporium. The story is calm and gentle, the illustrations full of depth and emotion. Already proving to be a hit, and with fantastic reviews, we thought it might be […]

  7. The AOI: Investing in Illustration

    When you embark upon a career, there is usually an organisation, be it government run, or an independent body, there to make sure you are paid correctly and the conditions under which you work are fair and just. The Association of Illustrators (AOI) was set up as the trade association for illustration to be a […]

  8. Behind the Book: Papasaurus by Stephan Lomp

    The Author/Illustrator: Stephan Lomp Just in time for Fathers Day, Bright Artist (and new father) Stephan Lomp is out with Papasaurus, the sequel to the acclaimed Chronicle picture book Mamasaurus. Drawing on personal parenting experience and inspiration from his young son Elmo, Stephan’s new story with familiar characters will strike a cord with fathers of all ages looking to […]

  9. BAL at Progressive Greetings Live 2017

    Bright Art Licensing have been flying at warp speed this year, with some incredible coverage for Bright artists in the best licensing literature out there. PG Live is our third big trade show of the year, and it’s been a ball! Here are our highlights. Featured here: Brand new greetings card ranges for Noel Tatt by Chester […]

  10. Bright Highlights from BEA 2017

    Illustration by Jennie Poh  Readers, exhibitors, and authors alike came in droves to this year’s Book Expo of America. We had a fabulous time bolting from meeting to meeting, spotting trends and Bright Books in the wild, and reconnecting with old industry friends!  The Javits Center was all abuzz with exciting new literary prospects on the […]

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