WHAT: Happy Hour with Special Guest Publisher, Hinkler
WHEN: Tuesday May 11 at 5:30 p.m. EST
WHERE: Via Zoom Videoconference

Please join us for a members-only happy hour with special guest publisher, Hinkler. Hinkler is a global, independent kids and adult publisher based in Melbourne, Australia—and they are hungry for product! Find out what they’re looking for, how they work, and expand your contacts.


About Hinkler

Hinkler is a global, independent publisher based in Melbourne, Australia. Our mission is to surprise and delight every child, adult and retailer we meet by publishing books with a difference. For book lovers of all ages we have quality books, kits, games and puzzles for you.

Hinkler was founded in 1994 in Melbourne. Since that time, we have focused on making quality products that are affordable for families. Motivated by our belief that price should be no barrier to the enjoyment of good books; our value-for-money promise is hard to beat.

Language and distance aren’t barriers for us either. Every year we sell 20 million products in 38 languages throughout 77 different countries. So, wherever you live, you can be assured that a Hinkler book will be on hand to entertain your family every day of the year.


Our Guests

Brooke Perkins has been at Hinkler for almost 5 years now as director of sales and product development for North America. She sells Hinkler’s existing list and also creates new ideas and formats for North America retailers, and also packages for publishers. She has been in the publishing industry for almost 18 years. She started her career as an assistant editor at a coloring book company, Modern Publishing, then moved to Simon & Schuster as an editor in their licensed publishing division and then to Kidsbooks. Before coming to Hinkler, she was the director of product development for Parragon’s kits and gift division.

Jennifer Bilos is Hinkler’s publishing director. She is responsible for leading the development of high quality IP and brands for Hinkler. Through leadership of the creative development process she works with the Melbourne studio team to develop and enhance key brands. She also works with the team on budgets and matching the right talent to the right project. In addition, Jenny works closely with the Hinkler Product Manager UK to draw meaningful market intelligence about the UK, Ireland and Co-editions business to assist in product development and general UK strategy.

This is a members-only event. If you’re a working book producer or work with a member of our network, please consider joining.

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