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21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference

Opportunity Knocks for Children's Nonfiction

14 16 June 2013

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A unique conference that highlights:
- What is new in children’s nonfiction publishing
- How you can use your talents to create books, e-books, apps, and other
publications
- How you can approach traditional publishers and digital developers with
your nonfiction ideas
- Finding freelance work as a children’s writer, editor, illustrator, designer
- Setting up your own business in the children’s nonfiction market
- How to sell and market your nonfiction products with 21st century
technology
- Applying your expertise in fiction to a new genre: nonfiction
- The Common Core Standards and how your books and apps can meet them
- Why becoming knowledgeable about the “business” of children’s nonfiction
is as important as the art and craft of writing, editing, and illustrating
- Highlighting opportunities for full-time careers in the children’s nonfiction
industry.

16 speakers

  • Rebecca Graziano Vice-President, Curriculum Development and Digital Media, Pearson Education
  • Lionel Bender Author and Editorial Director of nonfiction book packager Bender Richardson White
  • Lou Waryncia Editorial Director of Cobblestone Publishing, producing children's nonfiction magazines
  • Mary Kay Carson Children's nonfiction author of apps and more than 40 illustrated books
  • Joy Butts, Jonathan White Executive Publishing Manager, Assistant Brand Manager, Time for Kids
  • Ellen Jacob Founder and Creative Director of jacob packaged goods, creating books and apps
  • Sally Isaacs Author of 40+ illustrated school-and-library and trade children's nonfiction books
  • Peggy Thomas Author of children's nonfiction books and co-author of "Anatomy of Nonfiction"
  • Laura Purdie Salas Author of more than 100 books for kids and teens, social media guru
  • Roxie Munro Author/Illustrator of 35+ children's books and creator of transmedia products
  • Andy Boyles Science Editor at Highlights magazine, feelance writer, organizer of writing book camps
  • Karen Robertson @KarenRobertson Founder of Digital Kid's Author, producer of apps and app-creating guides
  • Alyssa Mito Pusey Editor of nonfiction at Charlesbridge, and independent publisher
  • Patricia M. Stockland Editor-in-Chief of Lerner Publications Company and Lerner Classroom
  • Vicki Cobb Founder of iNK Think Tank
  • John Bemelmans Marciano Madeline’s Author/Illustrator

3 known attendees

  • Lionel Bender
  • Karen Robertson
  • Star Consulting, Inc.

1 person tracking this event

  • Kelly Bakshi

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