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Global Kids Connect Surveys China, Latin America, and Brexit

December 14, 2016

The second annual Global Kids Connect conference examined a fast-growing market for picture books in China; foreign rights sales in Spain and Latin America; and the consequences of currency exchange issues in the wake of Brexit.

Renee Huang, founder and publisher of Everafter Books, presented on China’s picture book market and showed that children’s books represent about 44% of revenue generated by Chinese physical bookstores, and about 32% of book sales with online booksellers. The conference also focused on several other topics, including foreign translations and sales and acquisitions.

Rounding out the GKC morning session were panels on foreign translations of kids’ books, managing the online relationship between fans on social media and popular global kids brands they love, licensing issues and issues of diversity and technology in children’s publishing. (Publishers Weekly)


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