THANK YOU FOR JOINING US - WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU NEXT YEAR

If you enjoyed the Children's Conference, why not take a look at FutureBook Live, taking place on 30th November 2018.

BOOK YOUR SURGERY SESSION NOW

  • Karen Ball

    Creating stories

    Book a 10-minute brainstorm or consulting session to discuss your children's book concept! Karen is the founder of Speckled Pen, a publishing consultancy aimed at helping content generators with their stories and Intellectual Property. She will be on hand to talk to publishers, authors and any content generator looking to expand their story ideas, and and get their ideas onto the printed page. With 26 years experience in the publishing industry, from Beast Quest to Frankie’s Magic Football, Karen is the person for anyone with children's book ambitions.

    Please email hilary.bell@thebookseller.com to book your free 10-minute surgery slot.

  • Oksi Odedina

    Finding new audiences

    Oksi Odedina is the co-founder of Leo Sounds music management and consultancy,working with Young's Teflon, K - Trap, Mucky, 67 and Alkaline. Oksi will be able to offer new perspectives about how to reach young, creative and culturally-hungry audiences that may not traditionally be looked at in the publishing industry.

    Please email hilary.bell@thebookseller.com to book your free 10-minute surgery slot.

     

  • Paul Black

    PR surgery

    Paul Black, PR director at Andersen Press, will be running surgery sessions giving one-to-one advice on creative PR & Marketing campaigns. Sign up and bring along an outline of your projects and Lauren's expertise will make them fly.

    Please email hilary.bell@thebookseller.com to book your free 10-minute surgery slot.

This year's theme is:
GLOBAL VERSUS LOCAL: KEEPING BOOKS RELEVANT TO ALL CHILDREN EVERYWHERE

 

Children’s books challenge, inspire and encourage young minds. However, in today’s globalised marketplace, how do publishers ensure distinct groups of readers are represented while continuing to operate and grow internationally? Join us at The Bookseller Children’s Conference 2018 to hear from leaders influential in this movement: from international CEOs to grass-roots school library campaigners, from multinational businesses to micro-publishers, across fiction, non-fiction, film and TV. We look forward to seeing you there! 

5 Reasons to Attend

Gain access to exclusive data about children’s reading habits
 

Discover global business opportunities, from the UK to the US, China and beyond
 

Learn about opportunities in non-fiction in today’s marketplace
 

Gain insights from experts in books, TV, film and licensing
 

Hear about publishing success stories from the people who made them happen

Comments from last year's conference:

For sponsorship opportunities contact Emma.Lowe@thebookseller.com

For speaker or programme enquiries please contact Charlotte.Eyre@thebookseller.com

For general enquiries contact Briony.Morgan@thebookseller.com

INTRODUCING THE CHILDREN'S MEDIA STREAM

This year we're introducing a second stream dedicated to the way children’s books interact with TV, film, theatre, games and apps.

The Children’s Media Stream will bring together producers, directors, authors, agents and scouts in order to unpick how the fast-paced world of entertainment is impacting children’s publishers and writers. The golden age of television is bringing unprecedented opportunities for book adaptations, and we’re thrilled to be bringing our picks of the top people in children’s entertainment to The Bookseller Children’s Conference this year.