Self-Publishing Resources

Available exclusively to SCBWI Premium Members, these resources can be accessed and downloaded from your Member Home.

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

Everything you need to know to self-publish your children's book.

A comprehensive look at all aspects of self-publishing. This guide offers a nuts-and-bolts look at the seven stages of publishing; details the various self-publishing platforms; discusses marketing, promotion, subsidiary rights, and sales; and outlines models for making a living as an indie author.

A Ratings Database that Rates Self-publishing Service Providers

Avoid scammers!

Premium Members have access to the Alliance of Independent Authors' Watchdog Ratings Database which flags unethical providers

Self Publishing Services Directory

Because you can't do it alone…

Find vetted and reliable service providers in the areas of editorial, design, printing, distribution, and marketing.

If you're going to self-publish your book, you need a solid team of professionals in your corner. However, it’s not always easy to sort the ethical service providers from the scams. This digital manual is a comprehensive list of editors, designers, copyeditors, publishers, publicity services, and providers of writing tools. Each provider has been thoroughly vetted by the Alliance of Independent Author's Watchdog Team for business ethics and quality. This book is a must-have guide for anyone self-publishing or thinking about self-publishing.

The Indie Author

The membership magazine of the Alliance of Independent Authors - free to SCBWI Premium Members.

The Indie Author is an Alliance of Independent Authors ( ALLi) publication. Issues of The Indie Author magazine are available as digital copies and can be downloaded by SCBWI Premium Members in the Resource section of your Member Home.

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