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SCBWI Webinar Library: Register and Learn!

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Wouldn’t you love to attend a children’s book conference without traveling? No airports, hotels, gas stations, or expense reports? No work time lost? Register and view our affordable webinars from the comfort of your home or office — wherever and whenever you have access to a computer. Or join your friends and colleagues who have registered and watch together.

“You guided me from ignorantly-intimidated to old-dog-learned-new-trick! Well done! This internet thing might not be so bad.”


Children’s Book Industry 101: Terms, Conventions, and How It Works  presented by Carrie Pearson and moderated by RA Emeritus, Leslie Helakoski.

Description: A nuts and bolts session for writers and writer/s including standards for traditional publishing (formatting, word counts for categories, conventions, what’s pushy, what’s polite), how the industry works (role of agent vs. editor, publishing houses and what they offer, large house vs. small vs. regional), and how we get paid (advance, royalties). CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WEBINAR

You’ll be asked for a passcode. It is writer.

This recording will be available for three months, so you’ll be able to access it as much as you wish until then. Here is Carrie’s Resources document and answers to the questions we weren’t able to get to during the session (this will make more sense once you’ve watched the recording).

Please note that the webinar mentions there are additional webinars in the series that can be viewed. Unfortunately, those are no longer available. But we know Children’s Book Publishing 101 will be valuable to you!

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SCBWI regions from around the world have collected their webinars in one place! CLICK HERE to see the ever-changing affordable webinar options from marketing to school visits, illustration to pacing…you might find just what you need to advance your career.

AND, THERE’S MORE! Check out SCBWI Digital (a tab on the home page of for webinars and other online opportunities.