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|YAN CHANG CULTURE & COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
|Room 401, Building Senben, 567 Tianyaoqiao Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
|Editor & Rights Manager
Yan Chang is an independant publisher and also a literary agency focusing on children’s books. The founder of Yan Chang Solene Xie has more than 15 years’ of experience in the Children’s book industry. Among taking lead in the Rights team in Jieli Publishing House, (2008-2018), she has been a consultant of the Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) since 2018, and has also translated many French picture books into Chinese. (For example the “Babapapa” series.)
After graduated in MA Children’s Literature: Children’s Book Illustration from Goldsimth, University of London, I have worked in Yan Chang Company for 3 years. I work as editor and rights manager in our team.
I am assisting our local authors and illustrators in publishing their work and discovering excellent books from publishers all over the world. We have picture books about family and nature, non-fiction books such as biographies, and some award-winning novels for children.
We are keep looking for picture books strong in story, illustration and design, non-fictions that deal with a topic in a surprising way, graphic novels/comics which have funny or thoughtful stories and award-winning children’s novels.
|Experience related to this year’s topic
As an children’s book editor and rights manager, I know that AI will influence us in many aspects such as acquisitions and editorial, production, distribution and advertising, etc. It will bring us both benefits and challenges.