Just as children’s and YA sales led the industry last year, next week’s big conferences start with our one-day Publishers Launch Kids conference, the opening event of Digital Book World, on January 13. For the fourth year in a row, Launch Kids is the biggest professional event specifically for children’s book publishers (and children’s content digitalists).
Once again the program is overstuffed with more than 30 speakers from across the children’s content world — from top publishers (Susan Katz at Harper Children’s; Barbara Marcus at Random House Children’s; Suzanne Murphy at Disney; Dominique Raccah at Sourcebooks), major educational platforms (Chris Palma at Google; Justin Leites at Amplify), digital innovators (Lexa Hillyer and Lauren Oliver at Paper Lantern Lit; Laine Davis from Alloy’s epublishing unit; Maris Kreizman at Kickstarter; Eric Huang at Made In Me), and data analysts (Jonathan Nowell at Nielsen Book; David Kleeman and Warren Buckleitner).
For a little taste, download this free PDF booklet with informative background essays on three of the twelve sessions. Make sure to register this week to avoid higher on-site prices. You can join us for one day of Publishers Launch Kids; add on one day of DBW in the special children’s package; or stay for all three days of the trade’s biggest and best digital publishing through the value-priced Total Access Pass. The Digital Book World roster is our best yet, and the show will help set the agenda for the year to come. Use our link for Lunch readers to get the best available discount on individual and total access tickets, saving 10 percent off the posted prices.