Society of
Children's Book Writers
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Webinar: I’m Getting Published…Now What? Book Promotion and the Writer’s Public Life

Date(s) - 05/20/2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Webinar: I’m Getting Published…Now What? Book Promotion and the Writer’s Public Life
with author Meg Eden

90 minute Webinar

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 6:30 PM Eastern/5:30 PM Central/4:30 PM Mountain/3:30 PM 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 from Meg Eden following webinar (first 10 pages of  a YA manuscript, MG manuscript, or Novel in verse): SCBWI Members Only: $70.00

Writing a book and getting it published is hard enough–however the work doesn’t end there. Both traditionally and self-published authors are expected to do their own promotion, and there are so many options for promotion, it can be hard to know which ones are most effective, let alone which ones are out there before publication.

In this webinar, we will address lessons learned from both the author and publicity and marketing sides of the publishing experience. We’ll discuss self-promotion, networking and the critical principles of being a bold, respectful writer in the public sphere—both online and in-person. Come prepared for a lively discussion about the public writing life!


About the presenter:

Meg Eden
Meg Eden’s work is published or forthcoming in magazines including Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Crab Orchard Review, RHINO and CV2. She teaches creative writing at Anne Arundel Community College. She is the author of five poetry chapbooks, the novel “Post-High School Reality Quest” (2017), and the poetry collection “Drowning in the Floating World” (2020). She runs the Magfest MAGES Library blog, which posts accessible academic articles about video games ( Find her online at or on Twitter at @ConfusedNarwhal.



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 May 19.  Registration for recording access will close on May 20.

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 ton 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 manuscripts by May 28, 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