Short for Shanghai Visiting International Children’s Publishers, SHVIP is a six-day publishers’ fellowship programme, the first of its kind to be designed exclusively for children’s book people. Now running for an eighth consecutive year, SHVIP has already helped 74 international publishers come to Shanghai to gain detailed insight into the local publishing landscape and visit CCBF from an exclusive perspective.
Based on the conviction that mutual knowledge is key to fruitful business, SHVIP takes a small group of children’s book professionals to visit some of Shanghai's most important publishing companies and bookstores to better understand how the market works.
SHVIP is application-based and has become an increasingly competitive programme. It is designed for publishing managers, publishers and editors of all levels who have a special interest in selling and buying rights on the children’s publishing markets of China and its Asian neighbours.
In 2019, the call for applications has received a ground-breaking number of applications: nothing less than 165 requests from 56 different countries and territories, a third of them from the Asia Pacific region.
Among the candidates, 11 children's book editors have been selected to participate in the 2019 edition of the programme, which took place from 11 to 16 November.
The next call for applications will open on 2 March 2020.
For more information, please contact:
Carolina Ballester, SHVIP programme manager
Programme description and benefits
All you need to know before applying to SHVIP
Apply to SHVIP 2020
Applications are open from 2 March to 18 May (23:59, GMT+8)