Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Virtual Book Launch Program

The Carolinas Region is thrilled to now offer Virtual Book Launches to our members! During these unprecedented times, traditional book launches are difficult to hold, so we’ve designed an online version to help celebrate our authors and illustrators and expand their reach. Our first book launch had international participation and 80+ enthusiastic book lovers in attendance, and this was just with one featured author!

What is a virtual book launch (VBL)?

A VBL is an online book release event where we talk with authors about their newly-released children’s books. Depending on the number of members’ books released each month, we may have one participant or we may have several.

When do these events take place?

The last Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (If we have a large number of participants, we may hold two VBLs–one for PBs and another for MG/YA books–and change the times to 6:00-7:00 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m.)

Where do these events take place?

Online, on Zoom. Attendees will sign up through SignUp Genius and then they will receive a Zoom link for the VBL.

How do I sign up?

Select the appropriate book launch event below to sign up.

To be eligible to participate, your book must be:

PAL members may sign up to participate the month their book is released.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Leigh Anne Carter, Ashley Belote, or Becky Shillington.