Category Archive: Bright Group International

  1. Bright Christmas Party 2013

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    It was quite incredible to see so many artists and publishers at the Christmas party last night! We think the Bright Christmas Party is becoming as traditional as mince pies at Christmas for the publishing industry – which is just awesome! The event is a unique one, the opportunity to have so many publishers in one place […]

  2. Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013: shortlist

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    Bright is excited to announce that two of our illustrators and two of  our authors have been shortlisted for The Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Authors Adam Guillain and Charlotte Guillain in tandem with illustrator Lee Wildish have been nominated for their hilarious book, Spaghetti with the Yeti, published by Egmont. Illustrator Mark Chambers has been nominated for his work with Sam Taplin in the funny […]

  3. Damien Jones: Growing with Bright

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    Introducing Damien Jones – one of Bright’s super-talented illustrators. Having been with Bright for a few years, Damien has started developing a brand new style for his very own author/illustrated stories. Damien is so versatile, and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with! Damien grew up in Cornwall, where he now lives, yet he ventured […]

  4. The Insider: Anne McNeil

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    Bright Group is starting a new blog series, The Insider, one where we interview influential people in the publishing industry. These interviews will give everyone great insight into the industry for all readers, authors, illustrators, agents and publishers! (All of the images below are from the Internet, and are not Bright’s self-promotion. They are solely for […]

  5. Publishing this month!

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    Happy October First! The air is crisp and the leaves are beginning to fall. Children are officially back in school, and before we know it, Christmas will be here! But before you fret, we have great news! Many of our illustrators have books publishing this month, so there will be loads of good reading for […]

  6. Nosy Crow’s First Publishing Conference

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    Refreshingly honest, knowledgeable and inspirational – Nosy Crow’s debut publishing conference.  The event opened with book love, took us from acquisitions to the launch, granted a rare insight to book selling and ended with the discussion of cutting edge digital trends. The day was filled with inspirational speakers and was packed with great ideas. Everybody – […]

  7. Marketing, Novelty, Books – Oh MY! Sue Hendra and her branding

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    Published last week! Author/illustrator Sue Hendra’s new book, Doug the Bug, is available for all the kids who love her stories…and bugs with personality. Sue’s new story is a touching one about friendship that’s filled with her memorable vibrant illustrations and quirky characters. Doug and Trevor are best friends who love playing in the garden. […]

  8. Big Picture Press celebrates illustration

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    This month Templar Publishing launched an exciting new imprint – Big Picture Press. The imprint is truly inspired and celebrates children’s illustrations in the publishing industry. Big Picture Press’ fall list exhibits six strong books – filled with illustrations that are visually inspiring and surprising for children, yet accessible for readers of all ages, abilities and nationalities. The […]

  9. Nicola O’Byrne: Working after school

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    I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2010.  It was a crazy, busy time! I exhibited at D&AD, moved to London to start my MA (Printmaking) course, and was trying to get my illustration career up and running. I had been lucky enough to be highly commended in the Macmillan Prize the same year; […]