Celebrating this year’s selection of SCBWI books
What exactly is a Mass Book Launch and what happens on the night?
It’s a bit like a debutante ball for writers, to celebrate our publishing successes from November 2018 to October 2019. A speaker will introduce the MBL participants and, in small groups, they will take centre stage at the party.
We invite SCBWI British Isles PAL members (what’s a PAL member?) who have had/are having a book published between November 2018 and October 2019. Self-published books that have sold more than 1000 copies, and those written for charities, may also be included.
How do we know you’ve had a book published? We can only know this if you have made sure that your profile on the SCBWI website is up to date with your most recent publications. The deadline for updating your profile on the SCBWI website is 5pm, Friday 10th August
Emails are sent out to members who have recorded their latest books on the website. (Please check your Spam inbox, in case our emails go astray!)
Book(s) information will be collected through the SCWBI BI event. Click on link below.
Will my book be for sale at the conference if I join the Mass Book Launch?
Our bookseller P&G Wells will be selling Book Launch titles at the party. We give them instructions on which books to stock. However, SCBWI has no control over the book supply chain and occasionally there are logistical problems in stocking the full range of titles. Therefore, if you think there may be problems with sourcing your book, please bring six copies of your book, just in case they’re out of stock. The bookseller will be selling copies during the party as well as making them available for sale during the conference itself.
Do book launching members have to pay for the conference?
Yes, if they are attending the conference. Unfortunately we’re not able to offer MBL participants free entry to the conference, but we’re hoping you’re planning on coming anyway.
Can I participate in the Mass Book Launch without attending the conference?
Yes. It’s not compulsory to attend the conference to participate in the evening party. Please see the party pages for further information.
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