dPICTUS membership

Free of charge | 0% commission on rights deals

  • View outstanding international picturebooks in full – including winners of prestigious awards like the BolognaRagazzis, and titles curated by our team of picturebook specialists. Many of the showcased titles include draft English translations.
  • Stay up to date with your favourite publishers’ lists so you don’t miss out on potential rights deals.
  • Streamline book fair appointments: Use dPICTUS to preselect new releases and backlist titles to discuss at the fair, so you don’t waste valuable face-to-face time with unsuitable picturebooks. dPICTUS also helps you follow up on titles after the fairs.
  • Connect with top international publishers (including winners and nominees of the Bologna BOP Prize), agents and other publishing industry professionals around the world.
  • After viewing exciting titles from unfamiliar publishers and agents on dPICTUS, you can meet them at upcoming book fairs.
Join dPICTUS for free

Showcase picturebooks in full

Year-round exposure to international publishing professionals

  • 9 per title, per month

Invite friends then showcase titles for free

Pay yearly to receive a large discount

0% commission on rights deals

Questions about showcasing picturebooks

Who can showcase picturebooks on dPICTUS?

Members need to be ‘verified’ to showcase titles on dPICTUS. A member is verified if we believe their catalogue would be a good fit for the platform, taking into account extensive feedback from other members on what they’re looking for. Once a member is verified, they’re free to showcase as many titles as they’d like to, providing the titles are picturebooks/heavily-illustrated books.

Is dPICTUS for children’s picturebooks only?

dPICTUS is for high-quality print picturebooks for any age, and the platform is also open to graphic novels and crossover picturebooks which may have unconventional formats or deal with challenging themes. If a book contains mostly text and few illustrations though, it’s unlikely to be a good fit for dPICTUS – and please note that mass-produced activity books/bumper books (colouring books, sticker books, etc) are not eligible.

Who can look inside my picturebooks on dPICTUS?

Flexible privacy settings give you complete control over who can look inside each of your picturebooks on dPICTUS. Members who don’t have access to look inside your picturebooks will only see the front cover and information about the title.

Can members download my picturebooks?

Picturebooks cannot be downloaded from dPICTUS and we’ve disabled the ‘right-click>save image’ option, which makes it difficult for members with access to your picturebooks to save individual images. Even so, when PDFs are uploaded to dPICTUS, the images are resized so the resolution isn’t high enough for quality printing.

Should I showcase complete picturebooks?

For your best chance of success with dPICTUS, we recommend that you showcase complete picturebooks (rights buyers and commissioning editors tell us they love to assess titles in full). However, you’re welcome to show just the front cover and some sample spreads. We have flexible privacy settings which give you complete control over who can look inside each of your picturebooks on dPICTUS.

Are my business contacts notified when I add picturebooks?

Your Connections (pre-approved dPICTUS members) can opt to receive email notifications when you add picturebooks to the platform, so they can stay up to date with your list and not miss out on potential rights deals.

Do you provide discounts?

You’ll receive a heavily discounted rate for your showcased picturebooks if you choose to pay yearly instead of monthly. Also, if you bring new members to dPICTUS via our invitations system, you can showcase some of your titles free of charge.

Do I need to sign a long-term contract?

There’s no contract to sign, but you’ll need to agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. If you choose to pay monthly, you can cancel your payments at any time. If you choose to pay yearly and then cancel your billing plan, you won’t be charged for the next year.

How and when am I charged?

With a monthly billing plan, you’ll be charged in advance on a monthly basis for your chosen number of showcased titles. With a yearly billing plan, you’ll be charged in advance for your chosen number of showcased titles for that year.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express from all countries.

How do I stop payments?

If you cancel your billing plan, all titles will be deleted from your account and all future payments will stop.

What’s your refund policy?

Refunds and partial refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We’ll do our best to be fair, and try to make sure you’re happy with the outcome.

Please email us if you have any further questions.