From Lyn Miller-Lachman: First-ever YALSA Small Press Program at ALA next week. With the recession and changes in the publishing industry, including e-publishing, small presses will be playing an increasing important role. More than 20 small independent publishers of young adult books (publishers that release 1-5 YA titles per year) will be presenting their books at this event.
“Strengthen Your YA Collection with Small Press/Diverse Publishers”— Sunday, July 12, 2009, 3:30pm–5:30pm. (Check the conference book for location.) Come to this open house featuring publishers that focus on
publishing for diverse YA populations but that normally do not exhibit at ALA conferences. Tables will be set up around the room for publishers to display their current and backlist young adult titles, and representatives will be available to chat about their latest publications. For more information, contact Nichole Gilbert.