The New England Children’s Booksellers Advisory Council is a voluntary organization dedicated to excellence in independent children’s bookselling. We offer a support network to any current NEIBA member who shares the goal of encouraging quality and service within the children’s book industry, and also a means for helping NEIBA organize periodic educational programming.
NEIBA Fall Conference NECBA Programming
September 18, 2017
2:30pm – 3:45 pm
NECBA proudly presents a selection of our favorite books from 2017. NECBA members will highlight titles from board books to young adult books. The Windows & Mirrors team will unveil and present books representing the best in children’s books and diversity. This session is particularly recommended for general NEIBA bookstores and booksellers who would like to learn about hot children’s titles to know and stock this holiday season, including NEIBA Holiday Catalog titles. Handouts provided. The session will begin with the NECBA Annual Meeting. Moderated by NECBA Chairs, Sara Hines, Eight Cousins, Falmouth & Beth Wagner, Phoenix Books, Essex VT.
September 20, 2017
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ever wonder how a book gets launched? Get a behind the scenes look at the promotion behind hot debut titles from the time the contract is signed to the first book event. This panel will demystify the process, and help your store find ways to work with publishers to maximize presales and sales, utilize book swag and other marketing materials, host well-attended, successful events, and increase the visibility of books you’re passionate about. From cover reveals to tour announcements, learn about ways your store can leverage enthusiasm on social media to drive business to your store. Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet X, HarperCollins) and Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone, Macmillan), along with members of their marketing teams. Moderated by NECBA.