Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: The 5 Ws of Finding Credible Book Reviews

Date(s) - 02/26/2019
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm


It’s no secret that book reviews can affect purchase decisions, so you need to build the 5 Ws of finding enthusiastic book reviews into your marketing plan. In this webinar we will discuss the many uses for your book reviews, and the benefits and downsides of hiring reviewers vs. sourcing free book reviews.


SCBWI Member: $10.00

Non-Member: $15.00



Diane Phelps Budden

Diane Phelps Budden spent over 30 years in corporate and academic marketing before launching Red Rock Mountain Press and self-publishing Shade; A Story About a Very Smart Raven. With this experience, she wrote and self-published The Author’s Concise Guide to Marketing: How to Jumpstart Sales of Your Self-Published Book for first-time authors needing marketing skills, as well as a non-fiction book about ravens, The Un-Common Raven: One Smart Bird, for middle grade children and all raven lovers. She has presented many workshops about self-publishing at community colleges, libraries, and conferences, and is an instructor in Sedona’s Artist in the Classroom program. You can find more information about Diane on her

website at


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  6. 6. If you miss the live webinar, no worries, you will receive a link to the video replay, which will be good for up to 30 days!


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