Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Essential Guide to Publishing for Children


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The Essential Guide to Publishing 2023 PDF is now available!



The Essential Guide to Publishing for Children 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 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.