In conjunction with Kristen McLean of Bookigee and leading US children’s book publishers, Bowker has tracked the children’s book consumer market through their ongoing biannual study, Understanding the Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age. This consumer survey looks at trends in book discovery, consumption, and buying behaviors among parents, teachers, and kids of all ages. They will reveal the latest data from the study, with special attention paid this year to price sensitivity and value perception across devices and channels, as well as to the adult crossover market for YA titles.
The data presentation will be followed by a panel conversation among the participating publishers. They will discuss the implications of the data for the publishing industry and what children’s book publishers should be doing to continue to reach their audience in the digital age.