What does it take to become a best-selling children’s author or illustrator? What are children’s publishers looking for? How do booksellers pick the books they sell?
On November 20, 2010 in Toronto, three panels of experts will discuss how children’s books are written and illustrated, edited and selected for publication and sale in Canada and answer participants’ questions.
CREATORS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE
Award-winning authors Sharon Jennings and Elizabeth MacLeod, and graphic novelist Jim Zubkavich, talk about the creative process and how their careers took off.
PUBLISHERS AND AGENTS TELL ALL
Sheila Barry (Editor-in-Chief, Kids Can Press), Marie Campbell (Agent, Transatlantic Literary Agency) and Gail Winskill (Publisher, Dancing Cat Books) give the inside scoop on the children’s publishing industry and what publishers are really looking for.
BOOKSELLERS REVEAL THE INs AND OUTs OF BOOKSELLING
Highly successful wholesaler Maria Martella, owner of Tinlids Inc., and internationally-known storyteller, author and bookseller Itah Sadu, owner of A Different Booklist, explain how booksellers decide which books to showcase in their stores.
Saturday, November 20, 2010, 9:00am to 12:00pm
130 Martin Ross Avenue (north of Finch off Dufferin)
$75 per participant
Each participant will receive a copy of the CCBC’s bestseller,
Coffee and muffins will be provided.
Registration is limited. Please register by November 19, 2010 with Dawn Todd by phone at 416.975.0010 ext. 224 or to register online click here.
All proceeds go to the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to encourage, promote and support the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian books for young readers. The CCBC helps teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers.