Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sat. April 23, Book Birthday and Beyond: Navigating the Business Side of Publishing With Debut Author Lisa Bakos

Date(s) - 04/23/2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Covenant Presbyterian Church
1226 Salvador Avenue - Napa, CA 94558

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
San Francisco North and East Bay Region
Napa/Solano Counties Meeting Series
Book Birthday and Beyond: Navigating the Business Side of Publishing
With Debut Author Lisa Bakos

Sat. April 23, 2016, 2 – 4 pm
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1226 Savador Ave, Napa

Join debut picture book author Lisa M. Bakos for a presentation on what to expect leading up to IMG_9859 copyyour book birthday, and how to sell and promote your book afterwards. Lisa’s advice on social media, bookstores, and social media will help writers who take the traditional path to publication or who intend to self-publish. 

Lisa launches her first two picture books this year with two different publishers, Wrong Side of the Bed (GP Putnam’s Sons/Penguin YR) and Too Many Moose! (Sourcebooks). Hear how each project and publisher differs from start to finish. Her insights and advice include: 

  • How to persevere on your story – even in the face of rejection
  • Why every author needs an agent and how to find the right one for you
  • How to make the most of an editor’s notes on your manuscript
  • How artists are selected for your picture book and the importance of online portfolios
  • What role you play in the marketing of your book, from pre-release to book birthday and beyond
  • How social media – Twitter, blogging, Instagram, Facebook, and your website – are relevant to your author presence for your readers
  • How to create school visits for students of different ages

About Lisa
Lisa M. Bakos is an advocate of picture books for children of all ages. She grew as a writer through practice and her participation in SCBWI. Her close study of publishing houses helped her find the best fit for her books. When she’s not writing, she’s taking care of her loving but slightly crazy family. She often has cold feet because she lives with an assortment of snugglers and a caboodle of cover hogs, including but not limited to her husband, three kids, two dogs, and three cats.


Meeting Fees
SCBWI Members: Online registration until 4/22/16, $10, at door $15
Non-members: Online registration until 4/22/16 $20, at door $25

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