Léonicka Valcius

Founder, DiverseCanLit

Léonicka Valcius is a Toronto-based publishing professional who advocates for equity and inclusion in Canadian publishing and literature. She is the Chair of the Festival of Literary Diversity’s Board of Directors and is the founder of #DiverseCanLit. She previously worked at Scholastic Book Fairs as a book buyer and marketer and at Penguin Random House Canada as part of the Online and Digital Sales team. She is currently an Assistant Agent at Transatlantic Agency. Follow her work at leonicka.com and on Twitter at @leonicka.

Léonicka's Sessions

Building In-House Momentum for Diverse Books

At Tech Forum 2017, Léonicka Valcius facilitated a conversation on advanced sales strategies for diverse books. This year, Valcius is joined by co-facilitator Anyka Davis to interrogate and rethink in-house processes and assumptions that come before publication date, including acquisitions, audience identification and positioning, setting priorities and sales expectations, getting internal reads, and setting marketing […]
TF: Diversity & Inclusion