Resources for Independently Published Authors

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A Database of Vetted Self-Publishing Service Providers

SCBWI is an Organizational Member of The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLI). Premium Members of SCBWI have access to ALLI's Watchdog Database with up-to-date information on which self-publishing service providers are worth the money and which are scams.

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Tri-annual Member Magazine About Self-Publishing

Premium members can download digital copies of The Indie Author Magazine, a publication from the Alliance of Independent Authors that is chock full of information on publishing independently.


Access to SCBWI Member Illustrators Willing to Be Hired to Illustrate Your Self-Published Book

The searchable SCBWI Illustrator’s Gallery can provide you with a list of illustrators willing to work on self-published projects.

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20% Discount on Membership in the Independent Book Publishers Association

Access to more than a hundred benefits that are specially designed to help you thrive as a author-publisher!

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Independently Published Pre-publication Grant

A $2,500 Pre-Production Grant for a member who would like to self-publish but needs help offsetting the costs.

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The SPARK Award

Premium members who have a newly self-published book are eligible to apply for this annual award that recognizes excellence in a children’s book published through a non-traditional publishing route.

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Participation in SCBWI’s Recommended Reading List

Premium Members are invited to participate in the July Recommended Reading List which celebrates published books.

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Promote Your Book through SCBWI’s BookStop Campaign

This promotion is closed for now! Please check back for more information later in the year.


Publications and Resources from the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)

As an SCBWI Member, you'll gain access to ALLi's publications, service provider guides and books on how to independently publish you book.


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.