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The Essential Guide to Publishing for Children

Break into the kidlit industry with this complete guide to publishing. The book includes up-to-the-minute market surveys as well as information on maximizing your social media, creating book trailers, enhancing your career through school visits, best practices in independent publishing, grassroots promotion, and much more.

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The Essential Guide to Self-Publishing a Children’s Book

Everything you need to self-publish your book, including the seven steps of publishing, ways to market your book, how to work with illustrators and freelance editors, the various self-publishing platforms, and models for earning a living as a self-publishing children’s book author.



Monthly digital publication featuring current children’s book news, publishing tips, exclusive interviews with industry professionals, monthly illustration contests, and more. Members receive the SCBWI INSIGHT in their inbox during the first week of every month.

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Professional newsletter filled with information on building and maintaining a successful career as a professional writer or illustrator. Features articles about contracts, royalties, marketing, school visits, taxes, and everything a professional writer or illustrator might need to know. Published three times a year.

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Digital Workshops

Exclusive free webinars with luminaries of the children’s book industry, covering the craft of writing and illustrating, as well as acquiring agents, marketing, and more! Digital workshops are hosted live on Zoom, then collected in a digital archive for one month. The next digital workshop series is coming soon!


SCBWI Podcast

Feature interview with authors, illustrators, and other members of the children’s book publishing community in discussions of writing, illustrating, translating, and promoting children’s books. The latest season is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Become a member of SCBWI community!

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators provides the resources, professional networking, and community-building opportunities that support creators throughout their careers.