Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Book: Essential Guide to Publishing for Children


Please note that The Book is being updated and is currently unavailable to order. We apologize for the inconvenience! 


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The 2020 edition of The Book is now available!


THE BOOK contains new and essential articles such 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.