White Star was founded in 1984. In just a few years, it became one of the most renowned publishing houses in illustrated books on both the national and global scales. Today it boasts a catalogue of over 800 titles for both children and adults.
We are renowned for our high quality photography and original illustrations in all the published themes touched by our books: nature, photography, travel, fashion, vehicles and motoring to art and architecture, music and cinema, cooking, parenting and gift books on the adults side.
In the children’s sector, White Star has a large catalogue of various publications suitable for each taste and age range: non-fiction and educational titles, reference books and infographics, play and activity boxes, but also literary classics for children, illustrated by some of the most renowned, awarded and appreciated international illustrators, appositely selected every year for the new publications.
We are directly distributed in six countries (Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States & Canada), and our books are translated in more than 30 languages: we are proud to work with the most important publishers abroad, building up co-editions every year and selling rights worldwide. We are indeed present at the most important book fairs around the world (Frankfurt Book Fair, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, The London Book Fair, New York BookExpo America, Guadalajara International Book Fair, Sharjah International Book Fair, Beijing International Book Fair, China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair, Moscow International Book Fair).
Our most important partners include the National Geographic Society, with which White Star signed an exclusive agreement in 2001. White Star thus became the Italian publishing house for illustrated books (for both children and adults) and guidebooks signed by this prestigious American institution.
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