– 7 May 2022
As part of the SCBWI VIC event in May, I will be interviewing Tash Besliev, the kids publisher at Affirm Press. After nearly 20 years in children’s publishing she has worked on best-selling series including Billie B Brown, Zac Power and Go Girl. She spent over 15 years working with global and local brands like Disney, Star Wars, ABC Kids and The Wiggles and classic children’s book franchises including Tintin, Thomas the Tank Engine and Winnie-the-Pooh. As publisher at Affirm Press she has doubled the output and trebled the revenue of the children’s list in two years, largely in the picture book space. Tash believes strongly that books are a right not a privilege, and that all children deserve access to quality books. I totally agree. After our ‘in conversation’ session, there will be plenty of time to ask questions about writing, illustrating, acquiring, editing and publishing books for children.