This year we're bringing our successful children's seminar to Western Australia. Join us in Fremantle to learn more about children's books and publishing with our expert presenters.

Who should attend?

Children's specialist booksellers or those with an interest in learning more about this vibrant sector of the publishing market.

Junior to mid-level publishing professionals including editors, marketers and publicists with a particular interest in children's publishing.

What will be covered?

This practical, professional development event is aimed at bookselling and publishing professionals interested in learning more about children's books and publishing. The event will include a keynote address from author/illustrator Matt Stanton on what makes a good design, as well as the secrets of professional book designing.

Sessions will explore behind the scenes in both bookselling and publishing and discuss topics such as how the industry works, planning events, growing your audience.

Check out the full program here.

Tickets are $50 for APA/ABA members and include a light lunch. If you are an ABA member to secure your discounted ticket please give us a call on 02 9281 9788 or via email.

Date: 27 February 2018

Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Venue: PaperBird Children's Books and Art



I confess, I am really bad at staff training. So when the opportunity came to send my staff to the Children's Bookselling and Publishing seminar I jumped at the chance.

The sessions gave all the staff whether they were new to the trade or old hands lots of information and ideas. Two years later we are still talking about some of the speakers.

As the seminar is organised and run by booksellers and publishers the content is incredibly relevant.

Highly recommended!

Fiona Stager, co-owner Where the Wild Things Are & Avid Reader


A few years ago I was fortunate enough to attend the 2016 Children's Bookseller and Publisher Seminar and I wanted to express how valuable, interesting, and engaging it was.

I relished the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of people working specifically within the Children's book industry.

Also a lot of the information and insight I took away from the day I still think about often and I believe it helped me to focus on the most important aspects of my job as a Children's Bookseller.

Anna Sheen, Children's Bookseller at  Where The Wild Things Are




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