Author Archives: Kristie in Digital & International

When Children’s Books Go Digital: TOC at Bologna

So much excitement was in the air at this year’s very first Tools of Change conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.  This one day conference was entitled “The World of Storytelling is Changing” and it seems like the industry … Continue reading

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What Caught the Eyes of Bologna Visitors?

While we proudly present new titles from Albert Whitman & Company twice a year at international book fairs, there are always a few titles that catch the eyes of the attendees from around the world quicker than others.  At the … Continue reading

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China’s Visit Brought Trade Opportunities

Recently, a frozen Chicago welcomed a delegation of over 400 Chinese business owners which traveled with Chinese President Hu Jintao.  This U.S.-China Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum was co-organized by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and China Chamber of Commerce for Import and … Continue reading

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Selling Books Overseas

I love seeing our titles translated into multiple foreign languages and enjoyed by children around the world.  While all our books are of high quality, not all of them will work in all countries. Here are a few interesting things I’ve learned about selling our titles at international book fairs: … Continue reading

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Frankfurt Book Fair through the eyes of a freshman

For whatever short time I have been in publishing, I have always been told that the annual Frankfurt Book Fair is the book fair where professionals from all over the world gather for meetings, sharing and learning the latest trends … Continue reading

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