Moderator: Nicole Brinkley
Panelists: Ksenia Winnicki, Lizzy Mason, & Emma Carbone
Publicists often complain that bloggers don’t do what they want; bloggers often complain that publicists don’t understand them. At this panel, bloggers will have a chance to talk to publicists about what it is that they find most helpful and expect from them, and publicists will have a chance to talk to bloggers about how to make their lives easier and what the best way to work with them is. The panel, moderated by Nicole Brinkley, will start with a twenty-minute Q&A before dissolving into a round-table discussion between everybody in the room.
Moderator: Julianne Daly
Panelists: DJ DeSmyter, Estelle Hallick & Shae McDaniel
For many, blogging was the first step to realizing nothing could be better than a lifetime working in books. Today, a number of bloggers now work in the publishing industry or very close to it. Panelists will discuss what made them want to transition, how it happened, and how blogging helped.
Moderator: Zoraida Córdova
Panelists: Kaye M., Camryn Garrett & Michael Waters
The push for inclusive or “diverse” books has swept the YA and kitlit publishing worlds over the past few years. Bloggers will discuss what blogging inclusively means and how they can blog inclusively, as well as discuss what has or hasn’t worked for them in the past. Continue reading