October 7, 7:00PM, The Hartley House (413 W 46th St., New York, NY)

Journeys to Publication You have developed an idea for a book, or written a whole manuscript…now how do you get the book published? The publishing world is changing and much of what we hear is conflicting: “Ebooks are the future.” “The publishing industry is collapsing.” “Anyone can get published.” But what does this all mean?

An author’s goal is to get their story into the hands of a reader and share their creation with a wide audience. The business of publishing is what takes a manuscript from an author’s computer and into a reader’s hands.

What is the best type of publishing for you brick and mortar publisher, self publishing or stay digital? We are bringing together 6 new young adult and middle grade authors who have been published in the last year to answer these questions and more. Join us for an enlightening evening as they discuss their varied adventures in publishing their first books.

Panelists include: Ame Dyckman (Boy and Bot), Lynda Mullaly Hunt (One for the Murphys), Joanne Levy (Small Medium at Large), Katherine Longshore (Gilt), Elisa Ludwig (Pretty Crooked), Sarvenaz Tash (The Mapmaker and the Ghost). The panel will be  hosted by author, librarian, and popular blogger Betsy Bird.


Event link on Children’s Media Association website

Registration will open for Members on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Register here.

Registration will open for Non-members on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Register here.