Monday, September 20, 2010

Book Signing Kickoff & The Conference Bookstore

I’m pleased to welcome Hannah Dills, Bookstore Coordinator for this year’s conference.

Tell us about the Book Signing event that takes place during the conference kickoff.

The FALL SCBWI Conference will include an exciting Dessert Party and Book Signing event Friday evening from 7-9 in the Embassy Suites Commodore A & B ballroom. In addition to the opportunity to meet faculty members and other attendees, everyone will have a chance to meet published authors and buy signed copies of famous books! I’d like to encourage attendees to take the time to greet the authors signing and ask about their journey toward publication – from winning contests, to meeting agents/editors at conferences, to teaching literature – all of our participating authors have unique stories to share!

Which authors will be signing Friday night?

We have a very exciting list of faculty and other published authors and illustrators who will be available to sign books, including:

Ellen Hopkins

Tracy Barrett

Diane Muldrow

Shellie Braeuner

Susan Eaddy

Jennifer Lambe

Bethany Griffin

Irene Latham

Erica Rodgers

Candie Moonshower

Is Friday night the only time to buy books?

If you miss the signing event Friday evening, items will still be available throughout the conference in the book store. Faculty members requested titles that will be referenced during presentations, so those books will also be available for purchase.

Who is directing the book store this year?

SCBWI is thrilled to have Robbie Bryan from Barnes & Noble Booksellers in charge of the Book Signing event and the conference book store this year. Barnes & Noble is generously donating a portion of the profits made throughout the conference back to SCBWI, which helps our region provide wonderful conferences. So please keep in mind that your purchases help support fellow authors and SCBWI! As a perk, you may use your Barnes & Noble membership card to purchase items at the conference, as long as you have your card with you.

I hope that you’ll find the Book Signing event to be a helpful part of the conference and that you will be able to take home materials from the book store that will help your writing career!

Looking forward to meeting everyone at the conference!

Hannah Dills

Thank you Hannah for organizing our bookstore this year!


  1. I am posting the answer from Hannah:

    Hi! Great question! Because this is an off-site event for B&N, gift cards may not be used. However, you may use both credit and debit cards (which will run as a credit transaction). Also, please note that members must have their B&N card with them to get the member discount. Thx! Hannah

  2. Thanks for the speedy answer! See you Friday.