Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Formerly known as the SCBWI Publications Guide, the new book is a completely revamped and updated edition, with a new look, new name and a full complement of current, essential articles on all aspects of the children’s book publishing industry.

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. A highlight of THE BOOK is the 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 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 is an incredibly useful tool, which will become your guide as you pursue your career in children’s publishing,” commented Lin Oliver, SCBWI Executive Director. “We put a great deal of time into creating this professional resource,” added Stephem Mooser, SCBWI President. “We hope it serves our members well.”

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