Thursday, 3 August 2017

The Bookseller Children's Books Conference

The Bookseller Children's Conference, 26 September, see below for full details:

One 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.

Claire Shanahan & Katherine Woodfine
@ClaireMShanahan @followtheyellow





Adele Minchin
Associate director, Riot Communications

Adele Minchin is associate director at award-winning consumer PR agency specialising in culture and entertainment, Riot Communications.

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 a few.

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


Nadine 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. 
Nadine Kaadan
Author and illustrator



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