Monday, April 05, 2010

Webcast Alert - Nonfiction Book Buzz for Spring 2010

If you are interested in learning about upcoming nonfiction book releases from publishers, this is the event for you. I've attended two similiar events hosted by the School Library Journal and they are an invaluable experience in learning about what's being touted as the hot new releases, as well as seeing how publishers are actually selling the titles. It's a webcast so it doesn't matter where you live, and the event is free. Here's the information:

DATE: Tuesday April 13, 2010

TIME: 3:00-4:00 PM ET 

"There’s a lot of competition to get and keep the attention of young readers. When it comes to books, fiction is often thought to outshine nonfiction, though we know that's not necessarily true. The key is to find nonfiction books that dazzle, amaze, and have kids saying, "Wow! I didn't know that. I want to know more!" In answering their homework questions or simply addressing curiosity on a subject, the one thing kids don't want is a long, boring, drawn-out explanation, whether it's from you or a nonfiction book. And you definitely to provide them with reliable information that will support their research needs.

Enthusiasm, fast facts, and cool, interesting information – that’s what our publishers want to provide with the titles featured in the SLJ Nonfiction Spring 2010 Book Buzz!"


Mark Enslow, President, Enslow Publishing
Chris Nasso, Publisher, Greenhaven Press, Lucent Books, and KidHaven Press
Luana K. Mitten, Editor in Chief, Rourke Publishing
Henrietta Thornton-Verma, Editor, SLJ's Series Made Simple

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