Archive: Oct 2017

  1. Arts and Children’s Books Collide: The Innovative Laurence King

    It was reported at this years Children’s Bookseller Conference that the sales for non-fiction titles have increased by 6.5% to £25m, so far this year (since last year):  Illustration by Grace Easton; source: Nielsen BookScanTCM: 36 weeks ending 9th September 2017 versus 36 weeks ending 10th September 2016  So we know non-fiction it is selling brilliantly in […]

  2. The Insider: Jim Hoover, Art Director at Viking Books for Young Readers

    Illustration by Leire Martin In this edition of The Insider, we interviewed Jim Hoover, Art Director at Viking Books for Young Readers. With nearly 20 years of experience in the Kid Lit world, Jim is a font of knowledge for experienced and budding illustrators alike.  What was your big break into the world of Children’s […]

  3. Autumn Book Launches 17

    This Autumn has been full to the brim with exceptional children’s picture books. We’ve celebrated some of these wonderful publications in house at The Bright Emporium, as well as travelling to a very eerie underground destination for the launch of Benji Davies’ new picture book, The Grotlyn. Here’s a round up in pictures: T H […]

  4. Paving the Future with Picture Books: Vicki Willden-Lebrecht Spreads the Word Through Media

    The Bright Agency’s MD/Founder talks children’s publishing on The Inside Track for BBC Business Live this Super Thursday For the first time BBC Business Live’s The Inside Track focused on publishing this morning (5th Oct) timed to air live on the morning of Super Thursday. Interviewing The Bright Agency’s Founder and MD, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, who spoke […]

  5. Four States in Four Days: Lucie Luddington’s USA Educational Tour

    Illustration by Gareth Llewhellin Last week, Bright Senior Education Agent Lucie Luddington embarked on her annual USA tour. With her trusty portfolio box always in hand, Lucie connected with USA Educational and Religious publishers all across the country to represent our Bright artists. This year’s tour was a bit different than the last. Read on for Lucie’s recap on […]

  6. Bright USA Rights Report: September

    September was an exciting month for Bright talent, agents and clients alike, with 8 new deals officially announced across Publisher’s Weekly and Publisher’s Marketplace.  From wondrously reimagined fairy tales to very real stories of human courage and persistence, we cannot wait to welcome these creative and inspiring titles onto our bookshelves. Sonali Fry at Little Bee has bought […]