Thursday, June 14, 2018
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Presented by the Book and Periodical Council and Humber College in association with IFOA. Book Summit is taking place in conjunction with the Canadian Writers’ Summit.

As publishers recognize the need to become more reader-centric, we must develop new methods of connecting with all readers in every way possible. The conference will explore innovative marketing approaches in this digital age, while reflecting the importance of the writer, the bookstore, the library. Book Summit 2018 is about the challenge of selling and marketing in this current environment.

Join us for a day of inspiring speakers, connecting with colleagues, lake views, engaging workshops, networking opportunities, new friends and a delicious lunch.

Announcing Keynote

Why Serving a Diverse Readership is the Only Way Forward

Zareen Jaffrey (Simon & Schuster, Salaam Reads imprint)

Never before have more books been available to readers worldwide. Yet there is an understandable call for more inclusive content. How can books be positioned to reach the widest possible audience in an increasingly crowded marketplace? Zareen Jaffery, Executive Editor at Simon & Schuster’s Books for Young Readers, shares her experience in publishing and marketing books for children–with insights on ways in which our current publishing environment offers opportunities as well as challenges.

Watch for Updates Coming Soon!

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