Recapturing the Tween Middle Grade Market
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location Name
260-262, Floor 2, Duke Energy Convention Center
Recent reading trends indicate that middle grade fiction sales are decreasing (Circana, Ci2023) and fewer teens are reading for fun (National Assessment of Educational Progress, June 2023). With data supported by Circana, this panel of booksellers and sales reps will unpack what they believe can be done to combat this trend. Afterward, attendees will have the opportunity to share and ask questions about how the collective can recapture the tween market. Presented by the ABA Children’s Group.
Audrey I-Wei Huang, Belmont Books - Belmont, MA
Diane Capriola, Little Shop of Stories - Decatur, GA
Nicole Brinkley, Oblong Books - Rhinebeck, NY
Brenna Connor, Circana - New York, NY
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