Thursday, April 26, 2012
Publishing Perspectives and is designed to bring
together industry leaders, is organized around two key questions: What
makes a children's book great, and How and what will children be reading in
The schedule for the event has recently been published. I am sharing the highlights, with the hope that you'll consider attending. Registration details can be found here. Space is limited.
9:00 WelcomeEdward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives
9:15 What Makes a Children's Book Great?Richard Robinson, President and CEO, Scholastic Inc.
9:45 Trends vs. Tradition: The Present and Future of YA and Children's BooksDavid Levithan (Scholastic), Pamela Paul (New York Times Book Review), Roger Sutton (Horn Books)
10:30 Blockbusters, Bestsellers, and Everything in Between: Agenting Children's BooksKen Wright (Writers House), Rosemary Stimola (Stimola Literary Studio), Erica Rand Silverman (Sterling Lord Literistic), moderated by Peggy Intrator
11:30 Born Digital, Buy Digital: Sales, Publishing and Community Building for the New GenerationKen Wright (Writers House), Rosemary Stimola (Stimola Literary Studio), Erica Rand Silverman (Sterling Lord Literistic), moderated by Peggy Intrator
12:15 Author, Author!: Building a Career, Connecting with Kids, and Standing out from the CrowdPeter Brown (author), Beth Kephart (author), John Rocco (author/illustrator), Raina Telgemeier (author)