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Children’s Buyer’s Retreat

March 3 - March 4

This event is for buyers only. Space is limited to 18 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four publishing houses will be in attendance, sponsoring our four meals. The publishers will each be doing something different – some will provide manuscripts for a 2020/2021 title looking for marketing ideas and cover design. Others may have editors on hand to talk about their acquisitions. They are each still working on ideas but this will be an opportunity to spend time with them and your fellow book buyers on focused projects.

A large part of our time together will be in group discussion on challenges, ideas, tips, and discussing books. That agenda will be created by the participants in the retreat.

Tuesday, March 3

11am – 12pm • Arrival

12:30pm – 2:30pm • Working lunch with publisher

2:45pm – 5:00pm • Group discussion

5:00pm – 5:30pm • Free time

5:30pm – 7:30pm • Working dinner with publisher

8:00pm • Reception with authors at Oblong Books

Wednesday, March 4

8:30am – 10:30am • Working breakfast with publisher

10:45am – 11:45am • Group discussion

12:00pm – 2:00pm • Working lunch (we are asking everyone to stay through the end)

There is no registration fee and meals are provided. The hotel is $175/night, not including tax. Hotel Reservations (you have to make your own) can be made by phone: (845) 876-7077. 

E-mail Beth Ineson (Beth@NEBA.org) for any topics or questions you want to discuss during our time together.


March 3
March 4




Rhinebeck, NY