Why Rights and Royalties Matter

30 March 2017

Bright’s Contracts Manager Sandra Tharumalingam Willmer is excited about the rights and royalties opportunities Bright artists have, and the evolving changes within the publishing industry for authors and illustrators.

Robert Rigby and Gillian Flint on 'Waterways' for CBeebies Radio

20 March 2017

Robert Rigby, author and dramatist across television, theatre and radio – most recently an adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER for BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Drama slot – first worked for CBeebies Radio on his innovative series on phonics, SOUNDS LIKE THIS (2015).

Making The Storm Whale in Winter: The Team Behind the Book

28 November 2016

For the last story time event this year, The Bright Emporium will be showing an exhibition of artwork from the books, along with a reading of The Storm Whale in Winter by the artist himself, Benji Davies — a fitting close to the end of the year and the perfect story for this festive season.

Meet Rising Star, Jessica Courtney-Tickle…

05 October 2016

Jessica Courtney-Tickle graduated from Kingston University in July 2014. She has a stand-out style, with beautiful attention to detail and the ability to create an incredible light and atmosphere in her work. Jess joins us at The Bright Emporium this month to share her newly published book, The Story Orchestra publishing with Francis Lincoln featuring illustrations inspired by Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

Fiona Woodcock: From Art Licensing to Children's Books and Beyond

03 August 2016

At Bright we work with all genres of illustration, and our Art Licensing division is a huge part of the company. The wonderful thing about working with illustrators is how versatile they can be in terms of design, allowing their work to cross between our two main genres — those being the greetings card industry and children’s picture book publishing.

From Art School to Publication: Why Having an Agent is Key III

22 July 2016

Bright Group International has been an illustration agency for over 13 years. Beginning from a tiny bedroom in Clapham, Bright Founder and MD Vicki Willden-Lebrecht made it her mission to champion artists and illustrators, to help them become the best they could possibly be and to propel those creators of children’s books back into having ‘rock star’ recognition in a world where digital was fast becoming the thing. The ethos is that a book must be valued as a beautiful creation, unlike anything the digital world can offer. There is no doubt that there will always be a place for children’s books in physical form — there’s just something about a book isn’t there?

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