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Bright's Biggest Publications of 2018 (So Far!)

05 June 2018

We also can’t believe how many incredible Bright books have been created and shared with the world in the first half of 2018! To celebrate the hard work of our artists and their agents, we’ve featured a few titles that have been published since the new year. And of course, there are so many to look forward to in the coming months, as well, so stay tuned on our blog, Twitter, and Instagram for new releases.

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BookExpo 2018 in New York City!

05 June 2018

Every year as summer begins to heat up, the publishing industry invades the Javits Center for a one-of-a-kind book lovers’ extravaganza: BookExpo! The Bright team was out in force, championing our authors and illustrators, spotting many a Bright book on shelves, front-and-center displays, and in one case, blown up onto a flyer the size of a three-story building (flattering to the fantastic James Lancett, to say the least!). See below for our snapshots from all three days of the convention.

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Bright Titles Go to Washington DC for the March for Moms

23 May 2018

“[The Children’s Writer’s Guild] helped kick off the nation’s first Maternal Health Awareness Week and it was a tremendous success. More than 50 sister rallies across the country were covered by local and national media. Elected representatives, from congress members to governors, widely shared their support across social media for policies that will allow us to improve the wellbeing of American mothers.”

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Behind the Book: Gloria's Voice by Aura Lewis

22 May 2018

Bright fell in love with Aura’s thesis work at the School of Visual Arts which later became her author-illustrated debut, Gloria’s Voice, recently published by Sterling Books. We wanted to know more about what inspired Aura to create the first picture book homage to Gloria Steinem, the feminist icon, and how she worked with her agent and Sterling Publishing to bring the idea from a gallery show to its final form.

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Bright Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

28 March 2018

Since it was first established 15 years ago, The Bright Agency has grown tremendously as an independent, international literary and illustration company within the Children’s Publishing industry. A collective of specialist agents, Bright now works across all areas of art licensing, design, advertising and children’s publishing, with offices in London and New York.

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Bright Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

28 March 2018

Since it was first established 15 years ago, The Bright Agency has grown tremendously as an independent, international literary and illustration company within the Children’s Publishing industry. A collective of specialist agents, Bright now works across all areas of art licensing, design, advertising and children’s publishing, with offices in London and New York.

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Suzie Mason Climbs to #1 on NYT Children's Bestseller List

20 March 2018

It’s been an extraordinary month for Bright artist Suzie Mason! I’ve Loved You Since Forever (HarperCollins), written by Today Show host Hoda Kotb and featuring Suzie’s stunning illustrations, debuted March 6th to terrific fanfare. The poignant story of a parent’s unique love for their child has won over readers nationwide, and this week achieved the #1 spot on the New York Times Children’s Bestseller list (outranking Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted and She Persisted Around the World!).

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Artist Journey: Richard Jones

05 March 2018

I remember when Richard Jones joined us. A ripple of excitement ran through the office as we all marvelled at this new artist and his style; the gentle shapes and colour palette — the warmth of his character design. A true draughtsman in his field.

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