Between the Covers, Behind the Counter

Between the Covers, Behind the Counter

Who should attend?

  • Children’s specialist booksellers or those with an interest in learning more about this vibrant sector of the publishing market.
  • Junior to mid-level publishing professionals including editors, marketers and publicists with a particular interest in children’s publishing.

What will be covered?

  • How to create a successful picture book, and designing a great cover.
  • Who is buying what? A look at the statistics.
  • Behind the scenes: how and why publishers choose what they publish, and booksellers choose what they sell.
  • Creating a publishing list, readership levels, and what grabs kids at different levels (early reader, middle fiction, YA).
  • Sell, sell, sell - inside marketing and social media.

Who is presenting?

  • Matt Stanton - Author, illustrator and designer
  • Julie Winters - General Manager Australia & New Zealand, Nielsen Book
  • Steve Spargo - School and Library Manager, Walker Books Australia
  • Fiona Stager - Avid Reader
  • Amelia Lush - Better Read Than Dead
  • Margrete Lamond - Publisher, Little Hare Books at Hardie Grant Egmont
  • Libby Armstrong - Beachside Bookshop
  • Yvette Poshoglian - NSW Premier's Reading Challenge
  • Anna Low - Potts Point Bookshop
  • Tristan Bancks - Author

Tickets are $50 for APA/ABA members and include a light lunch. If you are an ABA member to secure your discounted ticket please give us a call on 02 9281 9788 or via email.

Date 1 Mar 17
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Venue Allen & Unwin Terrace
83 Alexander Street
Crows Nest
Cost $50 for APA/ABA members. $100 for non members.
Registrations Open 24 Nov 16 12:00 AM
Registrations Close 27 Feb 17 11:59 PM
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