My post today is more of a question to everyone out there... as I posted here, I've been doing more speaking events and festivals recently and I'm curious about other people's experiences out there with this kind of thing.
Authors/Illustrators/Editors and publishing folk:
-If you attended or spoke at any conferences/festivals in recent past, which ones stand out as the most interesting, organized, and all around great venues to promote your books and connect with the librarian/school community?
-How many roughly do you attend in a year?
-In what specific ways do you feel they benefit your work/books?
-Which conferences and/or festivals have been the most interesting and helpful for you, and why?
-Do you prefer smaller or larger events?
-How many would you say you attend in a year?
Thanks in advance for indulging my little quiz. There are no wrong answers, promise! I just thought it might be helpful for all of us to talk a little nitty gritty about how the people who create books are able to connect with the people who read, buy, and get the word out about whats new in the kid lit world... thoughts anyone?