JULY 15, 2016
SCBWI has amended its policy regarding book sales to include self-published and independently published books to be sold at conferences and other SCBWI sponsored events.
All members with books in the bookstore may participate in the Autograph Party.
NEW AND IMPROVED BOOKSTORE POLICY
Since 1971 SCBWI has been dedicated to ensuring the quality of children’s books in the marketplace. The primary mission is to act as a consolidated voice for writers and illustrators of children’s books worldwide and to continually update and reevaluate polices to meet the changing needs of writers, illustrators, and translators.
With the initiation of the Spark Award in 2013, SCBWI acknowledged there are many paths to publication. And, this year SCBWI has amended its policy regarding book sales to include self-published and indie children’s books to be sold at conferences and other SCBWI-sponsored events.
We are excited to be able to offer each PAL or Full member attending the regional conference in September an inviitation to display ONE book for sale in the conference bookstore. There will be no distinguishing between PAL and Full titles when books are displayed. All SCBWI members with books in the bookstore are eligible to participate in the Saturday evening Autograph Party.
For information about adding your book to our fall conference bookstore, see instructions on the website HERE.
We have always maintained a reference table for those books related to the art and craft of writing, illustrating and publishing in the children’s market. In addition, we will now feature the books published by our presenting faculty along with a general section for participating members books.
We have not engaged in consignment sales in our bookstore in a number of years. This upcoming 2016 conference will be a ‘pilot’ program in procedures and we ask your cooperation and patience as we work through process of meeting both the spirit and reality of this new policy.
Regional Advisor Carolinas