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.
Julie chats with Susannah Chambers of Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin is Australia’s leading independent publisher and has been voted “Publisher of the Year” thirteen times including the inaugural award in 1992 and eleven times since 2000.
… and Kate O’Donnell of The Sun and The Younger Sun Bookshops
Kate O’Donnell is a children’s bookseller based in Melbourne. She divides her time between The Younger Sun bookshop, where she’s worked since its inception in 2007, and working as a project editor at Scribble – while writing books for teenagers on the side. Kate is passionate about getting the best books into the hands of as many readers as possible.
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