Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: Dummy Book Development with Mike Malbrough

Date(s) - 04/18/2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Dummy Book Development with Mike Malbrough

90 minute webinar

Saturday, April 18, 1:00 PM Eastern/12:00 noon Central/11:00 AM Mountain/10:00 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 critique following webinar (Picture book manuscript – fiction, Picture book manuscript – nonfiction, Early reader/chapter book fiction, Early reader/chapter book nonfiction, Graphic novels, Graphic novel dummy, Picture book dummy, Illustrator portfolio review): $70.00

A crash course aimed at helping you turn your idea into a submission-ready book dummy. Mike will cover a wide range of topics including pagination, pacing, the relationship between images and text, and best practices for getting your work seen by agents and editors. This workshop is a must for illustrators with stories to tell and a great tool for writers who want a better understanding of the book development process from a unique perspective.

About the presenter:

Mike Malbrough is the author-illustrator of the popular Marigold Series including Marigold Bakes a Cake (Philomel, 2017) and Marigold Finds the Magic Words (Philomel, 2019). He is also the illustrator of the multi-volume Warren & Dragon Series written by Ariel Bernstein (Viking), and You Made Me a Dad written by Laurenne Sala (Harper, 2019), Before launching his career as a picture book author-illustrator, he was a freelance graphic designer, comic book artist, performer and teacher.


To register, fill out the form below. SCBWI members MUST be logged in to get the discounted rate. Registration for the live event will close on April 17.  Registration for recording access will close on April 18.

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 to all registered attendees via email on the morning of the webinar and access information on the recording will be sent out the following day.

Those who select the registration option with critique must submit their files or web link to by April 25, 2020. Detailed submission instructions will be sent out following the live webinar to those who register for this option. You do not need to submit anything now.

Payment options:
-Online with a credit card (processed through PayPal, no account required)

-Online with a PayPal account balance