Visiting Fellows named for Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair

Oct 05, 2016

■Ten overseas publishing professionals selected to attend 5-day programme
■Opportunity to learn about China’s dynamic publishing industry in-depth

Ten senior publishing professionals from around the world have been selected to attend this year’s five-day Fellowship, an intensive educational programme designed to introduce overseas professionals to the publishing industry in China. 

Those selected include Harry Gwinner of Nobrow/Flying Eye from the UK; Roland Stringer from The Secret Mountain (Canada) and Isabel Finkenstaedt from Kaléidoscope in France.

Others come from Germany, Australia, Portugal, Spain, Indonesia, the Netherlands and Iran.

The programme consists of a series of educational visits and meetings designed to give an insight into the opportunities offered by the market in China. It also provides briefings, introductions and networking opportunities with senior representatives from publishing houses in China.

This five day, tailored programme of meetings and professional visits is aimed at international publishers, editors and other children's literature specialists with an interest in the Chinese market. It offers senior professionals the opportunity to explore the publishing industry in China and gain an in-depth understanding of how the market operates. This is done through meetings, briefings with and visits to publishers, libraries and bookstores.  It is designed to provide invaluable background for overseas visitors considering transactions at the Fair.

More information on the Fair, including all events and activities is available in English at

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CCBF takes place from November 18th – 20th 2016 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Centre.  It is dedicated to the publishing, printing and distribution of content for 0 to 16 year-olds, including books, magazines, audiovisual material, educational and recreational products – (comics, cartoons, animations, music, film and games). CCBF 2016 is fully supported by Shanghai Press & Administration, and approved by China State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

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For further information and interviews with senior representatives of the publishing industry, please contact: Penny Clifton/Alicia Liu, Singing Grass Communications, London

Penny Clifton 0044 7584 678869;

Alicia Liu 0044 7900698358;

Photographs are available to download here.   




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