PRESS & WRITING

NYCC Insider Sessions Powered By ICV2: A Demographic Snapshot Of Comics Buyers: Who Is Buying What, and Where? by Brigid Alverson (ICV2,  October 19th, 2017)

Comics Shops Fight Bookstores In the Race to Sell Graphic Novels by Calvin Reid (Publisher’s Weekly, Oct 13th, 2017)

NYCC Insider Sessions Powered By ICV2: Bookstores Could Surpass Comic Shops by 2020: 'A Tale of Two Cities'  by Brigid Alverson (ICV2, October 10th, 2017)

Will Bill O’Reilly’s Latest ‘Killing’ Book Climb the Charts? by Alexandra Alter (The New York Times, September 18th, 2017)

The book bounce: Why families are snapping up printed titles like it’s 1999 by Elizabeth Foster (Kidscreen, September 15, 2017)

Look at how Bill O’Reilly’s books have fared since his firing from Fox News  by Erik Wemple (Washington Post, July 7th, 2017)

Social Omnivores and Book Placement Majorly Influence Children's Book Buyership, Says Nielsen Report by Jennifer Baker (Forbes - Media & Entertainment, February 3rd, 2016)

Nobody Said YA Books Aren’t For Teens: Panel and Pushback At Nielsen’s Fine #KidsBookSummit by Porter Anderson (Thought Catalog, September 29, 2015)

3 Key Takeaways from the Nielsen Children’s Book Summit by Hannah Johnson (Publishing Perspectives, September 18, 2015)

Nielsen Children’s Book Summit Highlights Strong and Growing Industry by Sydney Jarrard (Bookselling This Week, Sep 17, 2015)

Children’s Books Take Center Stage at Children's Institute by Judith Rosen (Publisher’s Weekly, April 24th, 2015)

Forget Your Preconceptions About Teenagers and Reading by Erin Cox (Publishing Perspectives, December 16th, 2014)

Crunching Numbers at the Nielsen Children's Book Summit by Natasha Gilmore and Matia Burnett (Publisher’s Weekly, December 16th, 2014)

Nielsen TV: How Children Are Influencing Book-Purchasing Decisions by Nielsen Newswire (December 11th, 2014)

Attachment To Print—It's A Parenting Thing by Nielsen Newswire (November 13th, 2014)

Nielsen To Host New Children's Book Summit by Nielsen Newswire (September 4th, 2014)

The Distribution (R)evolution (Slides – Presented at the Firebrand Community Conference, September 2014)

Understanding Metadata for Authors (Slides – Presented at Writer's Digest, August 2nd, 2014)

Advanced Social Media for Authors (Slides – Presented at Writer's Digest, August 1st, 2014)

Direct Distribution – What Does it Take to Pull it Off? (Slides – Presented at IDPF, May 29th 2014)

Spotlight on Children's Audio 2014 - Market Landscape & Trends in the US (Slides – Presented to the APA, May 28th, 2014)

Why You Should Broaden The Distribution Of Your Book (Now) by Kristen McLean (IndieReader, April 23rd, 2014)

10 Top Industry Insiders (& Outsiders) to Follow Online by Jane Friedman (Writer’s Digest, February 2014)

The Friday Futurists – Social Reading Edition (video/webcast) (The #FridayFuturists, January 10th, 2014) 

The Friday Futurists – Hamlet on the Holodeck Edition (video/webcast) (The #FridayFuturists, December 13th, 2013)

The Friday Futurists – Inaugural Edition (video/webcast) (The #FridayFuturists, November 14th, 2013)

The Future was Yesterday! by Lynn Rosen (Book Business Magazine, November 14th, 2013)

Future Think: What Will Shape Publishing in 2014 by Porter Anderson (Book Business Magazine, November 2013) 

Future Think: Bookigee’s WriterCube by Porter Anderson (Book Business Magazine, October 2013)

South Florida’s app economy emerging on many fronts by Mike Seemuth (Miami Herald, July 8th, 2013)

What the Barnes & Noble news is really telling us about the future of digital content by Kristen McLean (Digital Book World, June 28th, 2013)

Why Publishing Needs to Foster Its Own Startup Economy by Kristen McLean (Publishing Perspectives, June 7th, 2013)

When ideas collide: How face-to-face meetings achieve what the Internet cannot by Jane Teague (South Florida Business Journal, May 25th, 2013)

WriterCube empowers authors with book marketing insight by Scott James (Klat | Talk, May 23rd, 2013)

Ether for Authors: Tim O’Reilly Is No Amanda Palmer by Porter Anderson  (Publishing Perspectives, May 6th, 2013)

An Open Letter to James Patterson on Bravery, Optimism, and the Future of Books by Kristen McLean (Digital Book World, April 26, 2013)

Will these six companies be game changers? by Kevin Gale (South Florida Business Journal, Apr 26, 2013)

Author (R)evolution Day Videos now available (TOC Blog , April 16th, 2013)

Data 101 for Authors: How understanding the numbers can help you build your business  (Slides – presented at Writer’s Digest East 2013, April 5th, 2013)

Keynote: The Future of Children's Books in Five Trends – TOC Bologna 2013 (Slides – presented March 24th, 2013)

Understanding the Children's Book Consumer in the Digital Age - TOC Bologna 2013 (Slides – presented March 24th, 2013)

Where Do Kids Find the Books They Read for Pleasure? Libraries, Amazon (Digital Book World, January 15th, 2013)

Build, Execute, then (finally) Publish: The last four steps for platform and authoring success by Kristen McLean (O'Reilly TOC Blog, January 10th, 2013) 

Heading towards marketing first, publishing later: Laying the foundation for vision, branding, and social channels by Kristen McLean  (O'Reilly TOC Blog, January 9th, 2013)

Topsy-Turvy: A new roadmap for book marketing: Collect an audience then make a product for them by Kristen McLean(O'Reilly TOC Blog, January 8th, 2013)

Author (R)evolution Day, the Manifesto (Part I): Authors and content creators are the future of publishing by Kristen McLean (O’Reilly TOC Blog, November 16th, 2012)

Author (R)evolution Day, the Manifesto (Part II): Collaboration, uncertainty, & rewriting the rules of publishing by Kristen McLean (O’Reilly TOC Blog, November 19th, 2012)

Momentum growing behind hatching a [Miami] tech hub by Nancy Dahlberg (Miami Herald, October 1st, 2012)

Voices of the tech community: What does [the] ecosystem need? by Nancy Dalhberg (Miami Herald, September 30th, 2012)

Publish it Forward: Q & A Bookigee by Eve Bridburg (Grub Street Daily, September 26th, 2012)

BTB #317: Authors Take Charge (Podcast: Beyond the Book series, Copyright Clearance Center, September 16th, 2012)

Bookigee Wants To Revolutionize The Publishing Industry, Starting With WriterCube by Matt Sledge (Huffington Post, September 14th, 2012)

Inside Miami's Lean Startup Machine by Kristen McLean (Miami Herald, August 20th, 2012)

Is Publishing Ready for Agile? by Gabe Habash (Publisher's Weekly, August 06, 2012)

Start‐Up Competition Heats Up at BISG’s Digital Show & Tell 2012 (BISG Bulletin, June 19th, 2012)

Trends in the Kids' Consumer Book Market - Ideas and Insights from Around the Globe  (Slides – presented TOC  Bologna, March 20th, 2012)

TOC Bologna: Digital Kids' Publishers Try to Chart the Path Ahead by John A. Sellers
(Publisher’s Weekly, Mar 19th, 2012)

Bookigee’s WriterCube Aims to Help Authors Through Analytics by Dennis Abrams (Publishing Perspectives, March 9th, 2012)

Agile for real-world publishing: The first in a series looking at the major themes of this year's TOC conference by Jenn Webb (O’Reilly Radar, February 23rd, 2012)

Applying Agile Methodologies To Traditional Publishing (Slides - presented O'Reilly Media Tools of Change, February 13th 2012)

New Stats: Kids Find E-Books ‘Fun And Cool,’ But Teens Are Still Reluctant by Laura Hazard Owen (PaidContent, January 23rd, 2012)

How agile methodologies can help publishers: Bookigee's Kristen McLean says agile techniques from the software world also apply to publishing by Jenn Webb (O’Reilly Radar, January 10th, 2012)

Video: Bookigee Founder Kristen McLean on the Future of Publishing by Rich Fahle (DBW Insights, December 5th, 2011)

Bookigee Founder & CEO Kristen McLean Talks Agile (Video interview with Joe Wikert of O'Reilly Media, October 25th, 2011)

ToC: McLean Launches Bookigee, a Tool for Discoverability by Jenny Brown (Shelf Awareness, February 16th, 2011)

At Tools of Change, Former ABC Director Kristen McLean to Discuss New Venture, Bookigee by Andrew Albanese (Publisher's Weekly, February 10th, 2011)

What Do Children's Book Consumers Want?: A new study looks at how they decide what to read—and where they buy by Judith Rosen (Publisher's Weekly, January 31st, 2011)

Digital Book World: Can Publishers Create “Cradle-to-College” Bond with Kids? by Andrew Albanese (Publisher's Weekly, January 27th, 2011)

Children’s Books in a Digital Age by Judith Rosen (Publisher's Weekly, January 21st, 2011)

Don't Write the Obit For Picture Books Yet by Karen Springen (Publisher's Weekly, Dec 12, 2010)

ABC Booksellers Overwhelmingly Approve Merger With ABA by Judith Rosen (Publisher's Weekly, Nov 23, 2010)

Kristen McLean is Going to Upset (ie. Fix) the Publishing Industry by Emily Gonzales (TechFemme, Oct. 28, 2010)

The Digital Revolution in Children's Publishing by Karen Springen(Publisher's Weekly, Jul 19, 2010)

The Kids are Alright! Why Digitization and E-books are Good for Literacy (Publishing Perspectives, 4/26/2010)