Children’s Publishing in the Digital Age

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“Early reports indicate that this content is not replacing traditional books. It’s replacing games,” says Kristen McLean, executive director of the Association of Booksellers for Children. “Parents would rather see their kids engaged in book content than in game content.”

The Digital Revolution in Children’s Publishing,” Publishers Weekly

Digital developments have brought fewer disruptions to the children’s book market than to the adult segment, but new initiatives bring the promise of rapid shifts to the children’s category in 2011. The addition of color to digital reading devices, including the iPad and NOOKcolor, and the growing market for apps are two major developments that are raising new questions and offering new opportunities in the children’s publishing space.

In this free WEBcast, Children’s Publishing in the Digital Age, we will hear from three innovative leaders in children’s publishing discussing how they see the market evolving in the next year, and beyond.

* Will color devices revive or kill the picture book market?
* Will authors and illustrators create original digital-only products?
* What is the best way to market and sell apps for children?
* Who are potential partners, and competitors, in the digital space?

Confirmed Speakers

* Susan Katz, President and Publisher, HarperCollins Children’s Book Group
* Rick Richter, Founder, Ruckus Media
* Kate Wilson, Founder, Nosy Crow

Moderated by: Jim Milliot, Co-Editorial Director, Publishers Weekly

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Children’s Publishing in the Digital Age was webcast live on Tuesday, December 7th @ 1pm EST / 10am PST.

NOTE: The archive will be publicly available to all registrants until 12/17 and then be moved to the DBW Member On-Demand archive.

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