Episode 52 – COVID-19 Special #1

In this episode…

In this special edition, we speak to two industry insiders to find out how the children’s publishing industry has been affected by COVID-19, how it is adjusting to the times and what we can do to help keep publishers, booksellers, authors and illustrators going through the crisis.

Pamela chats with Leesa Lambert of The Little Bookroom

The Little Bookroom is the longest-running children’s bookstore in Australia, celebrating it’s 60th year in 2020.  The thriving shop and events space in Carlton North, brings authors, illustrators, publishers and readers together in a welcoming, respectful, inclusive community space. The events schedule is also growing as demand for child friendly bookish activity grows in Melbourne.  The bookshop is co-owned and managed by Leesa Lambert.


Julie chats with Marisa Pintado

Marisa Pintado is the Publishing Director at Hardie Grant Egmont, Australia’s largest independent publisher. HGE make brilliant books for everyone from tots to teens, and bookworms to reluctant readers.


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