Learn Something New Cultivate Your Connections

A Unique

Conference

That Highlights ...

  • What's new in children's nonfiction publishing

 

  • How educators are using trade books to support literacy and promote avid, lifelong readers

 

  • How you can use your talent to create books, e-books, apps, and other marketable materials

 

  • How to get ideas for school and library nonfiction presentations

 

  • How to sell and market yourself and your nonfiction ideas with digital technology and social media

 

  • How to apply your expertise in fiction to a new genre: nonfiction

 

  • The Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and other Initiatives: How your nonfiction books and apps can meet them

 

  • How you can self-publish and crowd-fund projects

Faculty and
Panels Include ...

  • Trade Nonfiction Publishers

 

  • School and Library Publishers

 

  • Educational Publishers

 

  • Authors

 

  • Illustrators and Photographers

 

  • Professors in University Graduate Schools of Education

 

  • Branding and Social Media Marketing Consultants

 

  • Magazine Publishers

 

  • Graphic Designers and Art Directors

 

  • E-book and App Developers

 

  • Editors

 

  • Book Packagers

 

  • Agents

 

  • Library Youth Materials Specialists

 

  • Self-Publishing Consultants

Who Should

Attend?

  • Authors/Writers

 

  • Illustrators/Artists

 

  • Teachers

 

  • Librarians

 

  • Booksellers

 

  • Editors

 

  • Designers

 

  • Students of creative writing, graphic design, and media studies

 

  • Publishing Staff

 

  • Digital Developers

 

  • Art Directors

 

  • Agents

 

  • Picture Researchers

 

... whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or published.

UNIQUE CONFERENCE BENEFITS

Your Conference Package Includes:

 

  • Choose from 25 workshops on all facets of Children's Nonfiction

 

  • 4 conference panel presentations

 

  • Friday Evening Welcome Barbecue

 

  • Saturday Evening Celebration Dinner

 

  • Breakfasts and Lunches on Saturday and Sunday

 

  • Strong support from our faculty including editors, publishers, educators, library specialists, authors, illustrators, agents, consultants, and more

 

  • Extraordinary networking opportunities throughout the conference

Additional Options Available:

 

  • Friday Afternoon 3-hour Intensives

 

  • One-to-One Consultations about your work and marketing strategies

 

  • Comfortable, convenient, on-campus accommodations in Horan Residence Hall offer air-conditioned, smoke-free rooms with free WiFi

 

  • A chance to extend your stay in New York City: Early arrival and late departure options at a very reasonable cost!

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MEET PEOPLE WHO WILL TAKE CHILDREN'S NONFICTION
TO THE NEXT LEVEL

 

Find out what others are thinking and doing in children’s nonfiction at the unique meeting place for publishers, college professors, digital pioneers, authors, illustrators, teachers, and librarians. Attend workshops and panels. Learn about new products, technology, and methodology. Ask questions. Get inspired!

JOIN CONVERSATIONS ON COMMON CORE, NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, & C3 SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS

 

Hear from NSTA President, Dr. Juliana Texley, and other professors from Graduate Schools of Education at Shippensburg University, Queens College (CUNY), and Eastern Connecticut State University. Find out how educators advocate using trade books in their mission to improve literacy. Learn what publishers, authors, and illustrators are doing to help meet the standards.

MEET DECISION MAKERS FOR BOOK REVIEWS, BOOK LISTS, AND AWARDS

 

What do Betsy Bird and Amie Wright at the New York Public Library look for when they choose book recommendations for the New York public schools? What sets apart the "best of the best" for Bank Street and NSTA book awards?

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FOLLOW SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TRENDS

 

Social media -- it’s everywhere! Publishers, authors, and illustrators are reaching their markets through social media channels which are constantly evolving. Branding and social media consultants Dixie Laite and Kelly Leonard will share how they use social media. Jason Wells will talk about his marketing work for Abrams’ Diary of a Wimpy Kid and others products. Amanda Barbara of Pubslush will advise on crowd-funding.

GET UP TO SPEED ON DIGITAL PUBLISHING, TRANSMEDIA, & APPS

 

Fascinating pioneers in digital publishing, self-publishing, and transmedia will share their latest apps and digital products and show us that pathways to publishing go way beyond traditional books!

CONNECT WITH PEOPLE FROM

THESE ORGANIZATIONS

 

AbramsBank Street College

Chronicle CreateSpaceCrown Books for Young Readers Eastern Connecticut State University

Highlights for ChildrenHoughton Mifflin HarcourtiNK Think Tank

Kids Discover KLO Associates Lerner Publishing Macmillan Children's Publishing Group National Geographic KidsNational Science Teachers Association New York Public Library Pubslush Queens College Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Development Scholastic Science Plus, Inc. Simon & Schuster Trident Media Group Zest Books

Supporting Sponsors

Conference initiated by Lionel Bender of BRW, producers of children's illustrated nonfiction for international publishers;

co-chaired by author/editor Sally Isaacs; and powered by Star Consulting, Inc., producers of top-calibre conferences and events. www.brw.co.uk  •  www.sallyisaacs.com  •  www.starconsultinginc.com