10:30 - 11:30am
Making Headlines: Pitching to Newspapers and Magazines

It’s not about you, it’s about their readers: getting featured in print media. Newspaper and magazine editors will offer suggestions on how to make your stories newsworthy.

  • Moderator: Charlotte Alexander
  • Panel: Kathe Tanner (SLO Tribune), Dean Sullivan (Estero Bay News),  Tom Franciscovich
Pixels to Profit: New Models of Monetization

Successful ‘creativepreneurs’ and content marketers will discuss various income models from Patreon to YouTube.

  • Moderator: Rebecca Morgan
  • Panel: Valentina Petrova and Ian Anderson
Hooking parents and kids alike: a panel on Kid Lit marketing

From the bookstore to the bookshelf: a discussion on appealing to parents and captivating young minds.

  • Moderator: Rebecca Langston George
  • Panel: Brendan Kelso, Cindy Neuschwander, Jenna Johnson
100 Rejections and Counting: The Enduring Appeal of Landing a Book Deal

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of traditional book publishing, from both a publisher's perspective and the tenacious authors that landed the deal

  • Moderator: Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Panel: Heidi Shadix, Joan Gelfand, Katya Cengel