Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: Selling Yourself (Without Selling Yourself Short) with Veronica Bartles

Date(s) - 09/19/2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Selling Yourself (Without Selling Yourself Short)

Presented by Veronica Bartles 

90 minute webinar

Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM Eastern/1:00 PM Central/12:00 Noon Mountain/11:00 AM Pacific

Registration to view webinar live and access recording: SCBWI Members: $15; Non-members: $25
Registration to access recording only: SCBWI Members: $15; Non-members: $25

Please note: there are a limited number of tickets available to view the webinar live. If you know that you will only be viewing the recording, then please choose the recording-only ticket.

Optional written critiques from Veronica Bartles following webinar: 

  • First page OR Query letter critique: $25.00
  • Manuscript critique (up to 10 pages): $70.00


You’ve made it! You are a published author! Your book is on the bookstore shelves (or it will be soon), and people all over the world are reading your words! Congratulations!! That’s amazing! But what next? How do you turn a great book into a winning school or library presentation that showcases your unique voice and allows your readers to connect with your story? How do you connect with schools, libraries, and bookstores? What should you include in your official bio? What’s the difference between a hi-res and lo-res photo? (And when would you need which one?) And how do you make sure people know about your book? Do you need a website? Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? TikTok? Snapchat? (Hint: At least one of these is a definite Yes!)

About the presenter:

Veronica Bartles, author of The Princess and the Frogs, has been the MD/VA/DE/DC/WV Read Local Challenge Coordinator since its inception in 2015. She’s worked with hundreds of authors, illustrators, librarians, teachers, school administrators, and booksellers to coordinate events and connect readers with new favorite books. She’s excited to share some of the insider tips and tricks that she’s learned along the way!



American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for the live webinar by practicum students from the Community College of Baltimore County, working under the supervision of a certified mentor interpreter. To access the interpretation, please register for the workshop below and then email for the interpretation access link.

To register, fill out the form below. SCBWI members MUST be logged in to get the discounted rate. Registration for the live webinar will close on September 18. Registration for recording only access will close on September 19.

A recording of the webinar will be available for 30 days after the live event. The recording will be for registered attendees only, so if you can’t make the live event, you can register to view the recording.

Access information for the live webinar will be sent on the morning of the webinar and access information on the recording will be sent out the following day.

Detailed submission instructions will be sent out following the live webinar to those who register for the critique. You do not need to submit anything now.