The Bookseller Children's Conference, 26 September, see below for full details:
step beyond: taking children's publishing to new heights
We have been beavering away confirming speakers for The Bookseller Children's Conference,
and, drum roll please, the programme is now LIVE.
We've got a few more speaker announcements up our sleeves, but take a
look at our fabulous line-up. We hope you will join us on the day. The
early bird offer is ending on Monday . . . (just saying)
One of the speakers joining us is Adele Minchin, associate director
at Riot Communications. Given that mining our backlist for lucrative
returns and successful brand management is no longer simply a case of
re-jacketing in this season’s latest shades, Adele will take us
through how to create new audiences for existing properties, as
applied to heritage brand the Moomins, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.
This will include creative, 360-degree strategies that protect the
integrity of a brand, curate cultural moments around it, and –
ultimately for publishers – grow book sales.
And from making old books new, to publishing anew. Founder and publisher of
Lantana Publishing Alice
Curry and author/illustrator Nadine Kaadan
will be sharing their experiences of publishing with a passion, and
widening horizons for both readers and writers.
Minchin is associate director at award-winning
consumer PR agency specialising in culture and entertainment, Riot
A Public Relations expert with over 18 years of experience, Adele was
previously publicity director at Penguin Children’s Books where she
helped launch the careers of children's writers including Eoin
Colfer, Meg Rosoff, Jeff Kinney, Rick Riordan, Cathy Cassidy to name
Alice Curry is
the founder and publisher of Lantana Publishing, an award-winning
independent publishing company nominated for the Bologna Prize for Best
Children’s Publisher of the Year 2017.
A former academic lecturer and freelance editor, Alice is this year’s
winner of the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize.
Alice Curry Founder
and publisher, Lantana Publishing @lantanapub
Kaadan is an award-winning children's book author and
illustrator. Her book Answer
me, Leila! won the Anna Lindh award for the best fiction
book for children with special needs in 2011.
Her latest title The
Jasmine Sneeze, published by Lantana Publishing, is one of
the first children's books in the UK that touches on Syria's long and
proud culture and heritage in a period of history marred by war.