Have you seen them?
The SCBWI online Book Launch Parties will appear on scbwi.org three times a year as a fresh and innovative way for SCBWI members to boost visibility and sales of their new books. And they launch today!
As SCBWI Executive Director Lin Oliver put it,
"Creating this Book Launch Party initiative is a radical step for SCBWI. The children's book martketplace is full of high-quality books that never achieve the success they deserve. The SCBWI will now include in our mission statement the goal of helping our members increase discoverability and sales of their work. Our community needs to come together to help all children's books, not just the high profile titles, find a way into the hands of readers."
For the inaugural launch, over 450 books published in 2015 have party pages up - you can browse and discover your next favorite title!
You can search for a particular author, illustrator or title, or look at just picture books, middle grade, young adult, nonfiction, resource books, Apps, board/novelty, leveled readers, or chapter books! The book parties are waiting for your likes and guest book comments...
And look for the hashtag #SCBWIparty on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with what's happening with the Book Launch Parties.
We'll be featuring a handful of book launch parties here on SCBWI: The Blog over the next few weeks, but you don't have to wait... Visit scbwi.org now and click into all the fun!