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Register for Publishing Perspectives’ Children’s Book Conference

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

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Publishing Perspectives is hosting its first conference in the United States: The Children’s Publishing Conference 2012. A half-day event organized by Publishing Perspectives and sponsored by Scholastic Inc., “What Makes a Children’s Book Great?” on May 31, 2012, will offer informed insight into the present and future of this fast-evolving area of publishing.

When: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Scholastic Headquarters, 557 Broadway, New York, NY — See map »
Price: $199 before March 31st, 2012 (Regular price: $249)


The event will bring together leaders in the field of children’s publishing in the run-up to BookExpo America to discuss some of the most compelling and timely issues for print and digital publishing, including: What makes a children’s book great? How and what will children be reading in 2020? Children’s and young adult publishing remains one of the industry’s most profitable growth areas. But what lies ahead for this unique segment?


The following speakers have been confirmed for this event. Stay tuned for program and speaker updates in the coming days.

  • Beth Kephart, Author and National Book Award Finalist
  • Jacob Lewis, Co-founder and CEO, Figment
  • Kevin O’Conner, Director of Business and Publishers Relations, Barnes & Noble, NOOK Kids
  • Richard Robinson, Chairman, President and CEO, Scholastic Inc.
  • Pamela Paul, Children’s Books Editor, New York Times Book Review
  • John Rocco, Children’s Book Author and Illustrator
  • Rosemary Stimola, President and Founder, Stimola Literary Studio
    Clients include Suzanne Collins, Irene Latham, David Macinnis Gill, R.A. Nelson, Mary E. Pearson
  • Roger Sutton, Editor-in-Chief, The Horn Book, Inc.
  • Ken Wright, Agent, Writers House
    Clients include Printz, Caldecott and Newbery medalist & honor winners, YALSA excellence in nonfictions winners, and New York Times bestsellers
About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.