The programme for our upcoming conference, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Children’s Publishing (But Were Afraid to Ask) is almost complete, and it’s shaping up to be a fantastic day. The full schedule will be released next week – we have talks planned by The Guardian and Stylist columnist Lucy Mangan, agent Hilary Delamere, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam author Tracey Corderoy, Waterstones Children’s Buyer Melissa Cox, Nosy Crow Managing Director Kate Wilson, and more.
But we’d also like to hear from you! Whether you’re an aspiring writer, hoping to begin a career in publishing, or just enthusiastic about children’s books, we want to know what you would like us to include on the day. What mysteries of the industry would you like unveiled? Is there one thing you’ve always wanted to know? Or one area of the industry that seems particularly opaque? Let us know in the comments underneath this post and we’ll try to cover as much as we can on the day.
In case you missed our first announcement, the conference is taking place on Saturday September 21 at the St Bride Foundation on Fleet Street in London. Early bird tickets are still available for just £99 (which includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunch, and a glass of wine at the end of the day) – you can order them online here, or with the simple form below.