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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

CBC Member Publishers

Who should I contact if I have questions about my membership?

Please email our Executive Director, Carl.Lennertz@cbcbooks.org.

How do I access password protected content like videos and the event calendar?

Please email cbc.info@cbcbooks.org to receive the correct passwords.

Non-Member Children’s Book Publishers

How do I become a member?

Publishers with at least five children’s trade books in print are eligible to apply for membership. Membership is not available for individuals, authors, or illustrators at this time. Please visit the Prospective Member page for more information, or apply for membership by emailing Carl.Lennertz@cbcbooks.org.

What are the benefits of membership?

Benefits of Membership

Can you help me promote my book?

As the non-profit trade association for children’s books publishers, the Children’s Book Council (CBC) publicizes information about its member publishers’ titles and initiatives. We cannot post your press release or review your book if you are a non-member. If you are interested in working with the CBC, the only national trade organization exclusively dedicated to children’s book publishers, consider applying to become a member.

Are there reading lists that non-member publishers can submit books to?

All books published by a children’s trade publishing company or division are eligible for submission to the Children’s Choices, Young Adults’ Choices, Notable Social Studies, Outstanding Science, and Best STEM lists. Non-members have a fee of $300 per submitted title. See more here.

How do I receive invitations to member-only programs?

Sign up for the CBC Newsletter to receive program invitations and news.

How do I become more involved in CBC programs, committees, and contributing to the blog?

Email shaina.birkhead@cbcbooks.org to learn about ways you can be involved.

Who should I contact for questions about a submission?

It is best to reply to a submission email with your questions so they will go to the CBC staff member running that program. You can also email shaina.birkhead@cbcbooks.org if you are unsure who to contact.

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