Picture books, YA novels and everything in between. Join a conversation between Leslie Shumate, Assistant Editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Andy Laties, Manager of the Bank Street Bookstore and author of Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Businesses Represent Everything You Want to Fight For, from Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Community. We’ll discuss the children’s book industry today–what they are buying, what seems to be selling, and what we can expect in the future. This event is limited to 15 members and it will fill quickly.
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Location: ESI DESIGN, 111 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor New York, NY 10011
More about our speakers:
Leslie Shumate is an assistant editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the children’s division of Hachette Book Group. She works on titles ranging from picture books to young adult novels and is particularly drawn to voice-driven contemporary fiction. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Columbia Publishing Course.
Andy Laties in the manager of The Bank Street Bookstore. He has launched six bookselling companies in the past thirty years, and is the author of the award-winning Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Businesses Represent Everything You Want to Fight For, from Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Community published by Seven Stories Press. Andy won the Women’s National Book Association’s Pannell Award for his innovative community outreach work at The Children’s Bookstore in Chicago. He holds a Masters degree from the School of Community Economic Development at Southern New Hampshire University.