The dPICTUS platform

An active community of international picturebook publishers and agents use the dPICTUS online platform to promote their titles, secure foreign rights deals, discover emerging talent, and make new publishing connections to meet at book fairs.

There’s hundreds of picturebooks to view in full, from all around the world. We draw special attention to titles which have won prestigious awards such as the BolognaRagazzis – and for the dPICTUS Curated selection, we work with international specialists in picturebooks and illustration to highlight outstanding titles showcased by our members.

The dPICTUS platform is an excellent place for exposure and discovery. It gives all showcased titles the year-round opportunity to be seen by publishing professionals around the world.

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What our members are saying

  • “dPICTUS is a beautiful and comfortable meeting point where we can share our brand new projects with interesting publishers. We join with the principle: bring another friend with you.”

    Isabel Minhós Martins

    Planeta Tangerina | Portugal

  • “I use dPICTUS to access online versions of picturebooks I’ve seen and discussed at book fairs. I also look at books in advance of the fairs by publishers I like. It’s a great product!”

    Julia Marshall

    Gecko Press | New Zealand

  • “It’s great to find such high quality titles on dPICTUS, and the publishing houses here are very interesting. I know many of them well and we often meet at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.”

    Svein Størksen

    Magikon Forlag | Norway

  • “We’re big fans of dPICTUS here at Orfeu Negro – especially the buying team. We simply love it and we’ve presented it to other publishers, who love it too. It’s a very useful platform.”

    Patrícia Guerreiro Nunes

    Orfeu Negro | Portugal

  • “dPICTUS is a lovely place, inhabited by nice people and full of wonderful selected books. It’s a very useful tool to stay up to date with new titles from interesting publishers.”

    Carla Ghisalberti

    Orecchio Acerbo | Italy

  • “On dPICTUS, I feel like I really belong to a community of like-minded publishers with a mutual understanding of what makes a beautiful, modern picturebook. A wonderful tool for business.”

    Alīse Nigale

    Liels un mazs | Latvia

  • “dPICTUS is a fantastic concept! My clients find it very useful to browse titles prior to our meeting at the book fairs and they are glad to get such a nicely presented overview of what’s new. The platform is easy to use and it looks fabulous.”

    Anja Mundt

    Mundt Agency | Germany

  • “I’m very excited about dPICTUS and I’m honoured to be a part of it. It helps us stay up to date with the most interesting new picturebooks from around the world; in fact, we’ve just published a stunning title which I discovered on the platform.”

    Erik Titusson

    Lilla Piratförlaget | Sweden

The ideal complement to book fairs

Year-round global exposure for your titles

On the dPICTUS platform, picturebooks receive year-round exposure to publishers around the world. Your business contacts are notified when you add new titles to the platform, so they can stay up to date with your list and not miss out on potential rights deals.

Streamline your book fair appointments

You can view picturebooks in full on the platform throughout the year (many titles include rough English translations). This lets you preselect which new releases and backlist titles you’d like to discuss at book fair appointments, and easily follow up on titles after the fairs.

Discover outstanding picturebooks for your list

There’s hundreds of picturebooks to discover. We highlight winners of prestigious awards like the BolognaRagazzis, and we work with guest curators – picturebook and illustration specialists – to highlight outstanding titles showcased by our members.

Make worldwide publishing connections

You have the opportunity to connect with existing business contacts and make many new publishing connections around the world. After viewing exciting titles from unfamiliar publishers and agents on dPICTUS, you can arrange to meet them at upcoming book fairs.

Discover outstanding picturebooks, secure foreign rights deals, and make international publishing connections

Above picturebook: TOPSY TURVY WORLD by ATAK – Jacoby & Stuart, Germany