The KIDS area is colourful, exciting and a "must" for anyone involved or interested in the children’s book community. Seminars and networking events during the entire Fair give insight into the "future of reading", what children’s book markets in other countries are doing, and much more. Meet children’s book publishers, agents, digital service providers, illustrators, authors, and others.
Trends, changes & development in digital children’s media Pokémon Go, YouTube and Snapchat – that’s what kids are interested in. So why hang on to static books? Publishers are competing for kids’ time against the games industry, various social media and an endless number of apps. Stories don’t reach children exclusively through books. How can we improve the dissemination of our stories without devaluing them? Modern technology allows for much stronger interaction with our target group. How can content producers use this to create dynamic storytelling concepts? And what are our responsibilities in the field of media education? These and other questions were discussed at the Digi Day 2016.
The wide world of children’s and young adult media is also a topic in #FBM Countdown, the online magazine of the Frankfurt Book Fair. There, you can read fascinating interviews – for example, with the actress and grief counsellor Ayse Bosse, who produced the interactive book on grieving for children “Weil du mir so fehlst” (“Because I Miss You So Much”). Also: the success story of the Ukrainian publisher Fountain of Fairy Tales, and dates and tips to help you get ready for the fair. Find it all here in #FBM Countdown.
Under this motto, Flanders and the Netherlands presented themselves as the Guest of Honour at the Book Fair. A focal point of the Guest of Honour presentation was the Children’s and Young Adult book area. Learn more on #FBM Countdown about the programme.