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Friday, April 5


Marketing & Selling to Schools
Schools can be a lucrative market for a variety of genres, including children’s books, juvenile fiction, young adult, and even many adult books that are appropriate for older students. Jane R. Wood, a former teacher and author of an award-winning juvenile fiction series, has successfully sold her books to schools across the country for more than 14 years. In this session she will share many of the strategies she has used to sell to this niche market, including how to: contact schools, develop a relationship with educators, create educational resources, and develop dynamic presentations that engage students. Wood will show how both teachers and students can benefit from a meaningful connection with a published author.

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Jane R. Wood

Schools: A Niche Market for Authors, Author
Jane R. Wood, the author of five award-winning juvenile fiction books, is a former teacher, newspaper reporter, and television producer, who weaves history and information about the environment into stories filled with mystery, adventure, and humor for young readers ages 8-14. She... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile (Room: Great America 1-2) 540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA


The Many Facets of Educational Publishing
Education is one of the book industry’s leading market segments. K-12, life-long learning products, and community and corporate training materials are glimpses into the lucrative and fulfilling world of educational publishing. Richard Lena of Brattle Publishing, Ian Lamont of i30 Media, and Karen Pavlincin-Fragnito of Elva Resa Publishing have had significant experience publishing for different segments of this market and approach learning from their own unique perspectives. In this session, they will share their strategies for entering various facets of the market, instructional design and development practices for products and services and marketing and distribution outlets. They will also spend time answering your questions about this significant portion of the publishing industry. The session is intended for intermediate participants who are seeking to learn about educational publishing and considering expanding into an education segment.

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Ian Lamont

Founder, i30 Media Corporation
Ian Lamont is the founder of i30 Media Corporation and the creator of the Lean Media framework. His company publishes IN 30 MINUTES Guides, EASYGENIE genealogy forms, and a line of technology cheat sheets. His media career has spanned more than 25 years across three continents, including a stint in the British music industry and... Read More →
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Richard Lena

President & Publisher, Brattle Publishing Group
Richard-Anthony Lena is the president and publisher at the Brattle Publishing Group, an independent publisher and full-service development house. He is a curriculum developer and an instructional designer specializing in print-based and digital learning experiences for diverse audiences... Read More →
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Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

Publisher, Elva Resa Publishing
Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito is the publisher of Elva Resa Publishing, a traditional independent publisher specializing in books for military families. Elva Resa uses niche go-to-market strategies to drive its primary business model of bulk sales to military, education, and nonprofit organizations... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile (Room: Northwestern) 540 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA