Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Strategic Self-Publishing: Successfully Launch Your Self-Published Book with Ariel Mendez

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Date(s) - 02/16/2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Potomac Library
10101 Glenolden Dr - Potomac, MD 20854


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Ariel Mendez, author/illustrator of FEAR AND A FRIEND, will use her self-publishing experience to show how this can be a viable way to share your book with readers, and advise on best practices to do so. Topics she will cover include:

1. Writing your book
2. Publishing research
3. Planning your marketing
4. Building your launch momentum
5. Organizing your post-launch
Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event. This FREE Author’s Book Club event is co-sponsored by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators MD/DE/WV Region and Montgomery County Public Library.

Ariel Mendez is an illustrator and writer with a background in public policy and international studies. Her debut picture book, FEAR AND A FRIEND, launched on Kickstarter in July 2018. Within the first week, she reached 40% of her funding goal, and her campaign was chosen as a Kickstarter “Project We Love.” Find her online at