SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Published Member Benefits

Are you published?

Whether you are traditionally published or Indie published, SCBWI offers our members valuable benefits

Marketing and Promotion

SCBWI membership comes with unique opportunities to market and promote your work. Whether you’re a published author or illustrator and need people to find your book so you can create a fan base, or you’re just starting out and need editors, art directors, and agents to see your work, SCBWI will help increase your visibility in the market.

Speakers Bureau — Traditionally or independently published authors and illustrators can advertise in our Speaker’s Bureau, an online database used by teachers and librarians to find speakers for school visits. Members, remember to register and set up your speaker profile with links to your website!

Illustrator Gallery — Illustrators can feature their online portfolios in our Illustrator Gallery, which is visited by art directors and others looking to hire illustrators. Each month we select an illustrator member to feature.

Art Spot — Illustrators can also submit their art to the quarterly Art Spot column of the SCBWI Bulletin. The Bulletin is seen by our 22,000 members, including top industry professionals.

Recommended Reading List — Traditionally published authors may opt to have their books listed on SCBWI’s Recommended Reading List, which is distributed to independent bookstores and libraries across the country, as well as conferences such as ALA and NCTE.

SCBWI BookStop — Published authors and illustrators can promote their books at our online SCBWI BookStop event. Once a year in October through November, members are given the opportunity to create a special sales page on the SCBWI website for a newly published book. SCBWI BookStop pages are available online for six weeks. Visitors can browse, purchase, and enjoy learning about you and your book. Registration for Bookstop opens every year in August or early September!

Happy Book Birthday — Celebrate and promote your new book the month it is released through our Happy Book Birthday program. On the first Monday of each month, we will display all the books released that month from both PAL and independently published members on our beautiful Happy Book Birthday page.

SCBWInvite — Invite the SCBWI community to your next reading, workshop, or event by filling out an SCBWInvite on your member profile. All the approved invitations will be listed on the Invite Page so local SCBWI members and visitors to the region can add your event to their calendars.

Find out more at https://www.scbwi.org/membership-benefits-new/