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Saturday, April 6 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
8G: Publishing Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Children's Books: Ask a Rockstar Editor
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What moves a young adult editor to acquire a book? What’s an editor willing to work with, and what are red flags she avoids? Once she’s bought a book, how does she work with an author? Where does marketing come into play?

Continuing the popular series, rockstar editor, Beverly Horowitz, Senior Vice President, Publisher, Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, will sit down with Rachel Barenbaum, author of the forthcoming A Bend in the Stars (Grand Central, 2019), to discuss these questions and more. Beverly has spent over three decades at Delacorte/Dell/Bantam/Doubleday/Random House, acquiring and editing a long list of middle grade and YA #1 bestsellers. Her authors include Judy Blume, Louis Sachar, E. Lockhart, Marisha Pessl, Sophie Kinsella, Adeline Yen Mah, Veronica Chambers, Bryan Stevenson and many other well-known and debut authors. Horowitz has been a longtime advocate of First Amendment rights and and has worked against censorship.

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Rachel Barenbaum

Rachel is a graduate of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator. Her debut novel, A Bend in the Stars, is forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing (May 2019). In a former life she was a hedge fund manager and a spin instructor. She has degrees from Harvard in Business, and Literature and Philosophy... Read More →
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Beverly Horowitz

Sr. VP & Publisher, Delacorte Press
Beverly Horowitz is SVP & Publisher of Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Horowitz began her career in the editorial department of Little, Brown in Boston. Curious from the start to learn all aspects of the publishing... Read More →

Saturday April 6, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
White Hill Room - 4th Floor