Market data company Voxburner, publisher Nosy Crow and publicists Angel Publicity are among early confirmations as speakers at this year’s Bookseller Children’s Conference, which will take place in London on 25th September.
The theme of this year’s conference is “What is working and what isn’t in children’s books” and the programme will look at the relevant issues of today’s market, encompassing how to get books in young people’s hands, social networking, marketing and publicity, and digital media.
Alice Ryan, conference and community manager, said: “This year’s conference is all about success and failure. Every year attendees of the children’s conference tell us that the most valuable talks are those that offer advice on the approaches that are working and those that aren’t- so this year we are bringing together booksellers, publishers, authors and librarians to discuss what is working across the industry.”
Luke Mitchell, head of insight at market data company Voxburner, will reveal the results of an exclusive survey into the reading habits of teenagers, while Angel Publicity director Camilla Leask, who has worked with authors such as Michael Bond and Anthony Horowitz, will talk about what makes a good children’s book publicity campaign.
On the digital side, Nosy Crow’s digital manager Tom Bonnick will discuss the role of apps in today’s market, and literacy and technology consultant Bev Humphries will give insights into how young people engage with fan fiction and e-books.
The Bookseller Children’s Conference will take place at the Southbank Centre. More speakers will be announced soon.
Bookings may be made here.
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