About New York Rights Fair
The New York Rights Fair is a new copyright trade and licensing show dedicated to publishing, international rights and licensing. The show will bring US publishers and agents together with their global counterparts. The event is scheduled for May 30 – June 1, 2018. It is brought to you by BolognaFiere, one of the leading European show organizers and owner of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the world's leading rights fair for the children's publishing industry, Publishers Weekly, the international news platform for the book industry, founded in 1872, and PubMatch, the leading online rights platform.
This inaugural New York Rights Fair, which will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan is positioned to be the premier trade and licensing show in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to the buying and selling of international rights, as well as the distribution and licensing of content. It will embrace both adult and children’s content, offering a unique venue for U.S. publishers and agents to link up with their global counterparts in the publishing capital of the world.
The New York Rights Fair will also introduce multiple cultural events to help promote international titles in the U.S. market. The event is a way to celebrate the artistry, creativity, and innovation of the world’s publishing community.
As a world leader in trade shows across a number of different sectors — including art, cosmetics, construction and design — BolognaFiere has developed a cutting-edge portfolio of international exhibitions in key North American, Russian, and Asian markets including 8 exhibitions already established in China.
Bologna Children's Book Fair
Bologna Children's Book Fair is the most important professional trade show dedicated to publishing and content for children. The 2017 edition hosted 1,300 exhibitors from 75 countries. Now celebrating its 54th edition, the fair welcomes the most prominent illustrators and authors. Publishing professionals from all over the world come together in the pavilions of BolognaFiere to discuss the latest trends and developments in publishing and the digital sphere, take part in hundreds of workshops and conferences, and visit exhibitions of the very best of international illustration.
Publishers Weekly is the international news platform of the book publishing industry. Founded in 1872 and published weekly since then, the magazine boasts more than 1.25 million social media followers; publishes nine e-newsletters, BookLife (a monthly self-publishing supplement), two blogs, a mobile edition, digital editions and apps; and features a thriving website that reaches more than 1 million unique visitors per month. Publishers Weekly presents conferences, including Global Kids Connect, with BolognaFiere, PubTech Connect, with NYU School of Professional Services Center for Publishing; PW Star Watch, with the Frankfurt Book Fair; and Celebration!, an annual event to honor the children's book authors and illustrators who received PW starred book reviews. Publishers Weekly is the signature brand of PWxyz LLC, a digital media assets company based in New York.
Combined Book Exhibit
Founded in 1933, the Combined Book Exhibit is a book marketing resource that showcases and markets published books at trade shows and book fairs internationally on behalf of publishers and authors. Combined Book Exhibit can be seen at more than two dozen domestic and international shows annually. It also launched the Middle East Library Conference in 2014 in conjunction with the Sharjah International Book Fair and the American Library Association.
Founded in 2008, PubMatch offers a complete online rights toolkit for publishers, agents and authors. It is a worldwide community for the publishing industry that encourages the creation of business relationships and the worldwide spreading of ideas. PubMatch facilitates rights title management, data warehousing, communication and the simplification of rights marketing for publishers, agents and authors, making it the go-to place for the international publishing community to find new titles and new talent. PubMatch is a joint venture between Publishers Weekly and Combined Book Exhibit.