Thursday, June 24, 2010

ALA bound?

For those attending the ALA conference in Washington DC this weekend, Andrew and Brian will be manning our respective booths and we'd love it if you stopped by to say hello. The deets:

Carolrhoda/Lerner Booth #2311

Flux/Llewellyn Booth #2940
Saturday and Sunday

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Call for submissions!

The Kidlitosphere 2010 Conference is now accepting proposals for workshops and panel discussions for the conference in October.

We’re looking for a range of topics aimed at both beginning and experienced bloggers. While we’ll consider all submissions and ideas, we are most interested in seeing sessions that address:

· Issues of diversity in reviewing/blogging
· Effective marketing/networking
· Ethics of book reviews
· Beyond the blog (vlogs, etc.)

Remember: this is YOUR conference! If there is a topic that you’d like to see addressed but don’t feel you’re able to present on, please shoot us an e-mail at with your suggestion. In a later post, we’ll list the topics that people would like to see covered and solicit proposals based on the requested list.

Please download and fill out the submission proposal form, then e-mail it back to us at the above address. Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2010. Our goal is to reply to all submissions by mid to late August.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mark your calendars!

Greetings, Kidlit Blogdom!

Welcome to the first informational post for the Kidlitosphere 2010 Conference!

This year's conference will be hosted by Andrew Karre (Carolrhoda), Ben Barnhart (Milkweed Editions) and Brian Farrey (Flux) in beautiful downtown Minneapolis.

Let's start with the basics:

Where: Open Book, Minneapolis, MN
When: Saturday, October 23, 2010

The rough schedule calls for a wine and cheese reception on the night of Friday the 22nd, a day of workshops and panels on the 23rd, followed by a closing conference dinner in the evening.

We're still working out the details of cost for the conference and hotel; we hope to have all the particulars very soon. Our goal is to make the cost comparable to past conferences. Once we've finished getting bids, we'll post registration information. BUT, if you send an e-mail right now to with the subject line "Intent to Register," you will receive $5.00 off the cost of registration.

Later this week, we'll be posting a call for submissions. This is your chance to submit ideas for workshops/panels that you'd like to present or organize.

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Please note that THIS BLOG will be your BEST source for up to date information.

Lots more info to come in the next few weeks. (We're working on a few fun surprises...) For now, start spreading the word! Be a fan on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Let people know when the conference is and to start their plans to attend/present/support!