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This three hundred-page comprehensive, hands-on tool is designed to guide children’s book writers and illustrators through their publishing careers. THE BOOK is available in hard copy and online to SCBWI members.


THE BOOK contains new and essential articles featuring such topics as:

 - maximizing social media

- creating book trailers

- best practices in independent publishing, and grassroots promotion 

- up-to-the-minute Market Survey, which includes a comprehensive house by house listing of editors, art directors and key personnel.

- Other  directories include: The International Market Survey, The Book Reviewers Directory, The Agents Directory, and a unique feature called Edited By, in which editors have been personally surveyed to provide a history of their recent acquisitions.

- Key resources include: an annotated bibliography of essential reference books for any aspiring children’s book author or illustrator, as well as a current listing of bloggers, reviewers, grants and awards.





“THE BOOK is an incredibly useful tool, which will become your guide as you pursue your career in children’s publishing.”

–Lin Oliver, SCBWI Executive Director


We update THE BOOK thoroughout the year for our members.