Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: What is Author Platform Building Anyway? The Ins and Outs of Building Your Niche

Date(s) - 08/30/2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Texas SCBWI webinar series presents…

What is Author Platform Building Anyway? The Ins and Outs of Building Your Niche

With Elaine Kiely Kearns and Sylvia Liu of KidLit 411


Sylvia Liu










Elaine Kiely Kearns and Sylvia Liu run the popular, award-winning kid lit resource website,  In two years, they have built a loyal following and vibrant kid lit community.

Elaine and Sylvia will share their experience with platform building and answer your questions:

–What is a platform and why is it important?

–What is the KEY thing to know about platform building?

–How do you get a handle on social media and do you need to do it all?

–How to find your niche or focus for a platform


The Texas SCBWI webinar series is a team effort involving all of the Texas SCBWI chapters: Austin, Houston, North Texas, Southwest Texas and Brazos Valley. Our goal is to provide the best learning opportunities for a low cost to members and non-members.


Registration opens June 15 and ends at noon August 27

The fee for the webinar is $10 for members, $35 for non-members. (Nonmembers: Check out our member benefits HERE. We’d love to have you as part of our SCBWI family!)

Members: Login to get the discounted rate. (By selecting the PayPal option, you can pay by credit card.)

Don't worry if you can't participate live! Registration includes access to a limited-time recording of the webinar.  You must register to have access to the recording. A link will be emailed to all registered attendees prior to the live event. The recording will be accessible at that same link 24 hours after the live webinar.

Keep an eye out for more webinars coming soon!


[Note: There are no refunds offered in association with this event. If you experience difficulty during the live webinar, the recording will be clean and not display the same issues. Different personal bandwidths from computer to computer are normally the cause of online connection issues and this is beyond our control.]