We are glad to inform you that in the framework of our Translators Centre activities we are supporting UK Children’s reading charity BookTrust for the launch of the new project, ‘In Other Words’, which is aimed to promote the translation and UK publication of outstanding children’s literature from around the world.
Funded by Arts Council England, BookTrust will sponsor sample translations from 10 children’s books, which have not previously been published in the English language, and present them to the UK publishing community at an event at the Bologna Book Fair on 4th April 2017. Four of these titles will be selected as specially commended ‘honour titles’ and all 10 titles will be available for British publishers to purchase from the rights holders. Titles that are purchased by British publishers will be supported by a £1,500 grant towards marketing, publicity and touring.
Selection will be carried out by a panel of experts chosen by BookTrust, including top children’s translators and children’s book experts.
BookTrust is asking publishers, agents and scouts from around the world for submissions of children’s books that are not currently published in English, but would be suitable for publishing in the UK. Submissions, which need to be made via the website http://www.booktrust.org.uk/in-other-words, will open on 1st September and close on 26th September 2016.
As you may know, since its very first editions the Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been paying a special attention to translators and their important role in the growth of the international copyrights exchange; thus, we are particularly happy and proud to support this initiative.
We thank you in advance for your interest in this project and send our warmest regards.
Group Product Manager
Bologna Children’s Book Fair