Kristen McLean

Kristen McLean
Founder,CEO, Bookigee

Website | @BKGKristen

Kristen McLean is the founder and CEO of Bookigee, an innovative visualizing search engine for the book industry, Before founding Bookigee, Kristen was the Executive Director of the Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC), a non-profit trade association founded in 1984 that networks the children’s book industry. Under Kristen’s leadership, ABC merged with its larger sister association, the American Booksellers Association (ABA) in 2011, where its work continues. Kristen holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, and has done graduate work in Graphic and Industrial Design at Massachusetts College of Art. Prior to joining ABC in 2005, Kristen spent twelve years in the book and toy industry in various roles including frontline retailing, merchandising, buying, commission sales, and managing marketing for one of Houghton Mifflin’s trade children’s imprints. As part of her role as an industry strategist, Kristen lectures nationally and internationally on issues facing the publishing world at venues such as Book Expo America (BEA), Digital Book World (DBW), The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), The American Library Association (ALA), and The Digital Publishing Conference of the City College of London, UK. Kristen is deeply interested in the confluence of emerging consumer behavior, technology, and publishing in the 21st Century. Find out more at


Manage Soho Complex
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Workshops.
Kristen McLean (Bookigee)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
For developers, agile methodologies like SCRUM may be familiar, but what would happen if we took these processes and applied them to traditional publishing’s more vertical workflows? This session will introduce key principals of agile methodology, and examine the potential of using these methodologies to re-engineer the entire publishing workflow for success in today's challenging climate. Read more.
Manage Duffy-Columbia
Kristen McLean (Bookigee), Kelly Gallagher (RR Bowker)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
DISCOVERY is the most-used and least-understood word in the publishing vocabulary right now. In this session we will move toward a more powerful understanding of what true discovery means for key stakeholders - publishers, authors, readers, content partners - and how a more powerful understanding of Discovery can transform our entire approach to the future publishing model. Read more.
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at

View a complete list of TOC contacts