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QK @ Bologna Book Fair 2018

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Image from a Quirky Kid book called The Best of Friends with boy on his bedroom.

Quirky Kid is heading back to Bologna for the 2018 Children’s Book Fair! Continuing our success on the international stage from the Bologna Book fair in 2014 and 2015, Chinese Children Book Fair in 2015, the London Book Fair in 2016, and the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2013 and  2017, we are excited to join our colleagues from around the world to network, learn, share, and be inspired.

About the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

With over 50 years of innovative events, the Annual Bologna Book Fair is the world’s largest children’s book trade fair. With a focus on illustration and innovative content, we are proud to be part of the Hello! from Australia stand for 2018. This annual event brings together publishers and leading figures from Italian and International publishing to discuss innovative and current trends, discuss new ideas, and learn about new perspectives on publishing from over 100 countries.

Quirky Kid in Action

We love broadening and strengthening our skill sets and learning more about publishing from leading industry experts. Our attendance at this event is a great way to spread the positive Quirky Kid messages, and promote our evidence-based therapeutic tools, such as The Best of Friends®, BaseCamp® and PowerUp™  to a wide audience. We are currently partnering with the University of Wollongong to evaluate the efficacy of our innovative  The Best of Friends® program, centered around our Award Winning Book. We are excited to showcase this research and show how our therapeutic tools are supported by our published work.

We’ll also be showcasing our new production: Basecamp.

Our resources are currently sold globally including in Canada, the USA and Singapore. We are keen to expand their reach to more markets and improve more children’s lives through our engaging and innovative educational developmental programs.

Quirky Kid has many new resources under development and we are keen to create a big impact on the Social,  Emotional and Educational sector. You can find out more about The Quirky Kid Resources on our website or at our publishing page.

Meet with us

This year we have our own stand, so come and meet with us in the Australian Collective Hall 25, Aisle 8, Stand 66.

  • Check out collective catalogue https://issuu.com/booksillustrated/docs/helloaust2018issuu/42
    Join us at the Australian Party on 26 March Wednesday, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm \

Thank you for the Australian government for their support.

We will be sharing our time at the fair on our social feeds including Facebook, and Twitter. Follow us now to join in our time at the Fair.

 

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Quirky Kid @ the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

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Quirky Kid at Frankfurt Book Fair

Building on the success of our previous presentations at the Chinese Children Book Fair (2015) and the London Book Fair (2016), and with the support of the Australian Publishers Association; Quirky Kid is excited to attend the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair once again.

About the Frankfurt Book Fair

As the world’s largest trade fair for books, the Frankfurt Book Fair is an international hub of industry experts and is the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences in the world. This annual event sees representatives from book publishing and multimedia companies from all over the world come together to:

  • Discover new trends and business areas.
  • Profit from the best opportunities for further learning, training, and networking.
  • Get to know decision makers from across the book, creative and technology industries.
  • Gain new inspiration, and tap into new target groups.

Quirky Kid in Action

We love broadening and strengthening our skill sets and learning more about publishing from leading industry experts. Our attendance at this event is a great way to spread the positive Quirky Kid messages, and promote our evidence-based therapeutic tools, such as The Best of Friends®, BaseCamp® and PowerUp™  to a wide audience.

Our resources are currently sold globally including in Canada, the USA and Singapore. Weare keen to expand their reach to more markets and improve more children’s lives through our engaging and innovative educational developmental programs.

Quirky Kid has many new resources under development and we are keen to create a big impact on the Social,  Emotional and Educational sector. You can find out more about The Quirky Kid Resources on our website or at our publishing page.

Meet with us, please use our contact page to get in touch with us.

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Quirky Kid has two titles shortlisted for the LBF International Excellence Awards 2016

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

We are over the moon with excitement as we have just received confirmation that Quirky Kid has been shortlisted for two ( yes 2) London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016. Four Australian titles were shortlisted this year with China leading the shortlists with five nominations and the USA and Australia not far behind with four each.

The Best of Friends™ program was shortlisted The Education Initiatives Award, together with Book Aid International (UK) for their work in Sub-Saharan Africa and United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) (Sudan).

The Power Up program was shortlisted Educational Learning Resources Award together with Kweetet (Belgium), Cambridge University Press (Australia),  SuperMemo World sp. z o.o. (Poland) The awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), celebrate success in 14 categories, representing the best publishing ambassadors, cutting edge publishing, and ground breaking initiatives in the industry.

The awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), celebrate success in 14 categories, representing the best publishing ambassadors, cutting edge publishing, and ground breaking initiatives in the industry.

Jacks Thomas, Director, The London Book Fair, said: “Now in their third year, the LBF International Excellence Awards are a one-stop showcase for some fantastic innovation and sheer determination to get books and content into the hands of consumers in a variety of classical and creative ways. Just looking at the shortlists makes me want to shout a big three cheers for the global publishing industry and all who work in it!”

Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive, The UK Publishers Association, said: “These awards are going from strength to strength and demonstrates that excellence in publishing has no geographic boundary. This shortlist shows how, from the USA to China, Argentina to Turkey via France, New Zealand, Poland and of course the UK, there are no shortages of exciting developments in the book and publishing industry.”

The winners of a number of other Awards will also be presented on the night including: The Quantum Publishing Innovation Award, The Association for Publishing Education (APE) Student Awards, The IPA Freedom to Publish Prize, The LBF Trailblazer Awards and The London Book Fair Simon Master Chairman’s Award.

The London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented.

The awards, which celebrate international excellence in the book industry, cover the whole scope of international publishing, including academic and scholarly publishing, children’s publishing, literary translation and digital innovation. In each award category the judging panel was made up of experts in that sector.

The LBF International Book Industry Excellence Awards will be an invite-only evening event, and will take place on Tuesday 12 April, the first day of The LBF 2016. The Awards Ceremony will be held at 6.00pm in The Conference Centre, Olympia, London. Dr. Kimberley O’Brien, principal child psychologist and Leonardo Rocker M.A will be representing Quirky Kid during the award night.

  • Fair Dates: Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 April 2016IEA_logo_2016_shortlist_horizontal

THE LONDON BOOK FAIR

About The London Book Fair (LBF)

The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. LBF 2016, the 45th Fair, will take place from Tuesday 12-Thursday 14 April 2016, Olympia London. LBF’s London Book and Screen Week will run for the third year, with the book fair as the pivotal three-day event within a seven-day programme. London Book and Screen Week will begin on Monday 11 April. In 2016, LBF’s charity of the year is First Story.

For further information, please visit: www.londonbookfair.co.uk.

The Publishers Association

The Publishers Association is the leading trade organisation serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK. Membership comprises over 100 companies from across the consumer, academic and education sectors. Its core service is representation and lobbying, around copyright, rights and other matters relevant to members, who represent roughly 80% of the industry by turnover. www.publishers.org.uk.

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QK in China

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Quirky Kid attend the Chinese Children Book Fair

Our business director, Leonardo Rocker, has been named this year’s Australian delegate to the Shanghai Visiting International Publishers programme – a key initiative to come out of discussions between organisers of the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) and the APA.

Shortlisted by the APA and selected by the CCBF team, Leonardo will take part in the project that will give unique insight into the Chinese children’s publishing market with the ultimate goal of motivating exchanges between Chinese and internationals publishers.

Leonardo will join 12 other publishers from around the word and will participate in structured visits and meetings with Chinese publisher and bookseller as well as introduce our products and programs like The Best of Friends and Power Up! a wordwide audience.

Leonardo will also take part on a panel discussion on Education and Entertainment titled: how Mobile Devices and Technology are Transforming how Children Interact with Content. The panel will be chaired by Orna O’Brien, conference manager at The London Book Fair and will include Bobby Thandi, Dubit UK, Eric Huang, Made in Me, UK plus one more education publisher from UK to be confirmed.

You can follow our Facebook page and Twitter for updates during 9 to 16 of November 2015. We wish Leonardo a great trip!

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QK @ Bologna Book Fair 2014

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Image of glob, focus on Italy and The Quirky Kid Clinic logo

We are heading to the 2014 Bologna Children and Adolescent Book Fair (Italy) this week. We will be joining our colleagues from the Australian Publishers Association to network, learn, inspired and be inspired by all the amazing resources available word-wide for children and young people.

Since 1963 the Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been a leading international event for publishers. It really is the “place-to-be” for selling rights. The exhibition gives everyone the chance to discover the latest market trends in the book industry, to meet the most important illustrators, authors and see the winners of the most prestigious international awards

Events like these provide the perfect opportunity to showcase the amazing resources we produce here at The Quirky Kid Clinic. It is also a great place meet interesting and creative people doing similar work as we do. We will take the change and do some serious business by securing distribution and publishing rights. Our resources are already available in countries like USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and Brazil and we want to expand more.

This will be our first time in at the Bologna Book Fair and we can’t wait to dive into it. We will keep our Twitter and Facebook pages up to date with regular information and photos.

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