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.

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.

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.

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.

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!).

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.

February '18 Rights Report

28 February 2018

From cows playing hide-and-seek to mermaids to an illustrated biography of Bill Gates, many wonderful stories will come to life with these recently announced deals for Bright artists. Keep reading to see what great new books you can look forward to…

I Am A Cat by Galia Bernstein [Behind the Book]

14 February 2018

It’s been an exciting 2018 for Galia so far. Her author-illustrator debut, I AM A CAT (Abrams), published on February 6th to starred reviews and has already gone into ten foreign editions. We asked her a few questions about the inspiration behind the protagonist of I AM A CAT, her process, and what projects are coming up next!

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