SCBWI BookStop is our annual promotion that enables members to promote and sell their books on our website. This is a great way to get the eyes of the book-buying public on your traditionally published or independently self-published book. All premium members are welcome – PAL, Full, Associate, Student, and Developing Nations. Registered users are not eligible to participate.
To be eligible for SCBWI BookStop, books must have been published after January 1, 2019, and before February 28, 2024. A BookStop page is USD $25.
Read this FAQ first to find answers to your questions. If you can’t find the answer here, use the green “Help” button on the right-hand side of the website’s pages at scbwi.org
Q: When can I create a BookStop for my book?
A: Starting October 23, you can create a page for your book. Log in to the website first and then go to scbwi.org/bookstop/create to start making a page. You can purchase a page anytime from now through Friday, December 22. BookStop is open only to members, so you must log in to the SCBWI website first. You can find the BookStop link under the My Work link on your Member Home page.
Q: Can non-members make BookStop pages?
A: No. BookStop is an SCBWI members-only benefit.
Q: Is there a cost to participate in BookStop?
Yes. A BookStop page costs USD $25. If you have more than one book you’d like to enter in BookStop, you must buy a separate page for each one. Each additional page costs USD $25.
Q: When is the BookStop promotion period?
A: SCBWI BookStop is open to the public to purchase books starting Tuesday, November 14, through Friday, December 22.
Q: What books are eligible to be part of the promotion?
Traditionally published books, independent/self-published books, and reading and children’s book apps that have been published (or will be published) between
January 1, 2019, and February 28, 2024.
Q: What type of marketing support will SCBWI provide?
We suggest you buy your BookStop pages early to take advantage of the promotional support SCBWI will provide, including social media posts across Instagram, Reels, X, Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok, and YouTube, as well as audience-targeted media on Instagram and Facebook. SCBWI will also source other book reader- and book buyer-focused media, targeting the general public.
Q: What do I do if I have a technical question while creating my page?
A: Go to the green “Help” button on any on the lower right-hand side of each website page at scbwi.org
Q: Is there any new user analytic that will tell me more about BookStop?
A: This year, we added the ability to track purchase clicks.