WE had a great time at Saturday’s Children’s Book Market at Melbourne’s Federation Square. As well as selling a few books (must remember that’s the point of having a book publishing company!), we got the chance to talk to a lot of members of the public and get their (overwhelmingly positive) feedback on our books.
Because our books are primarily sold through bookshops, we don’t often get a chance for this kind of direct interaction, and it’s invaluable in all sorts of ways.
We also got a chance to meet the people from i2Kids, an online bookstore that specialises in bringing mostly foreign language children’s books into Australia. What a great idea. Hopefully, you’ll be able to buy our books from their website shortly.
And a BIG thank you to Books Illustrated‘s Ann James for giving our boys two of the paintings she did beneath a watchful video camera, which projected her work brush-stroke by brushstroke onto a large video screen. Being able to watch one of Australia’s top illustrators at work was a real treat.
This was a special event arranged for Children’s Book Week, and the people at Federation Square plan to have more kids’ book markets in future. We’ll certainly come again if they happen.