SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

L.A. Times Festival of Books Booth 2019

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/13/2019 - 04/14/2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location
L.A. Times Festival of Books
University Park Campus - Los Angeles, CA 90089


Los Angeles Times Festival of Books SCBWI-L.A. Booth
Signing Opportunity for Authors and Illustrators

Registration now open!

Only 21 signing slots are available and they’ll go fast!
You must be logged in to scbwi.org and a PAL member to register as a signer.
All members are welcome to sign up as a volunteer.

What is the event?

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, attracting more than 150,000 book lovers, is the single best place to sell your product to America’s largest book buying market.

SCBWI-L.A. has purchased a booth at the festival. As a PAL member, you can rent time in the booth for selling & signing your work. You will share your time with other SCBWI PAL members.

Signing Options

– 50 minute time slot: $28
– 1 hour and 50 minute time slot: $56
– 2 hours and 50 minute time slot: $83

The fee you pay SCBWI-L.A. will help recoup costs for the event so we might continue to provide such services in the future. It includes:

1. A spot at the table where you can sell, sign, and meet fans old and new
2. A listing of your information on the SCBWI-L.A. website with links to your site
3. A listing of your information on any printed material with the SCBWI-L.A. booth schedule

Prior to the event, you need to provide:

1. A written bio, approximately 150 words
2. One headshot
3. One book cover or illustration

We will use these files to create your spotlight on the L.A. region’s website. Please see our page from 2018 for an example of how we will display your information.

Please submit your information ASAP after registering as a signer, and no later than March 31.

Donation Participation

We may donate generically signed books to a couple of schools. If you would like to participate, please let us know what book or books you will be providing so we can determine if we will do the donation this year. We will let you know prior to the festival whether to bring the signed donation material to the event.

At the Event

The SCBWI booth is not a store, so pre-sales are encouraged – meaning fans can bring materials bought before the event for signing, so promote your appearance and encourage pre-sales. It will save time if you have a long line. Of course you are welcome to sell your books during your signing time.

That said, presenters are responsible for all of their own sales. If you're taking cash, you'll have to make your own change. If you are swiping cards on your cell phone, you're responsible for all of the technology involved with that. You're also responsible for your own sales tax.

You may leave a box of your books at the SCBWI booth prior to your presentation time, but ONLY ON THE DAY OF YOUR PRESENTATION, and only as space is available on a first come basis. Any materials left at the end of the business day will become the property of SCBWI (we'll use them for various giveaways, so they won't go to waste). All boxes must be stackable, meaning we can put heavy things on top of your stuff without collapsing your box or the materials inside of it. Artwork, easels, posters and other odd-sized materials can be stored for the day only if space is available. Please be understanding and have an alternate plan if a volunteer tells you, "I just don't have the room."

If you have a huge following, and expect a hundred people, please feel free to bring a friend to work your line – selling books ahead of your signing, putting post-it notes of how to personalize the signing, etc. We will have volunteers, but can't guarantee we'll have enough to loan out to you.

You will be presenting at a table in a 10′ X 10′ booth with two other authors or illustrators. You are welcome to bring promotional material such as bookmarks, postcards, fliers, etc. but be respectful of the professional next to you.

If you have posters or artwork that requires an easel (yours), please:

1. Make sure it can be set it up behind your chair without causing traffic problems.

2. Make sure you can set it up in the 10 minutes before your time without disturbing the professionals who are still presenting.

3. The volunteers managing the booth may say your poster doesn't fit, so please have a Plan B in mind that doesn't include your display.

There are ten minutes between the end of your presentation time and the next presenter. During this time, others will still be presenting. Please be punctual and polite in making the transition. We will try to inform the people at the end of your line that time is running out, but if you still have fans when your time is up, feel free to step out of the booth to engage with them.

We will provide you with a chair at an 8′ table with two other presenters. We will have at least one volunteer assisting all three of you inside the 10′ X 10′ booth. Please remember the 10 minute transition time between presenters and that anything you bring has to be set up in that time. When setting up, please do not block the space in front of any people who are signing.

Refund Policy: There will be no refunds for this event.

You must be logged in to scbwi.org and a PAL member to register as a signer. All SCBWI members are welcome to sign up as a volunteer.

If you first register as a volunteer and later wish to register to sign books, please email losangeles@scbwi.org to let us know.

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Whether Regional events or the International Conference, all members receive a discount.

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Thank you,
SCBWI

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Ticket Information

Book Signing -

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

Must select a date and then select a time below.
Registrations without a specified day & time will be deleted.
50 Minute time slots are $28.
1 Hour and 50 Minute time slots are $56.
2 Hour and 50 Minute time slots are $83.
Please also select the Volunteering options below if interested.


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The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy
To register for an SCBWI event, you are required to acknowledge our Anti-Harassment Policy.
Scroll to the bottom to read the policy.

You will then be able to click the checkbox indicating that you have read our policy.

 

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion.

 

The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any SCBWI Event. An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, www.scbwi.org. SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

 

 

Code of Conduct

All participants in SCBWI Events and SCBWI On-Line Interactions, including faculty, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

  • intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Abusive verbal comments.
  • Quid pro quo– sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors.
  • Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of appropriate controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct as stated in this part of the Policy and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.

 

Reporting Procedures

Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

  • Certain SCBWI Events, including the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles and the Annual Winter Conference in New York, will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.
  • A complainant may submit a complaint under this policy to the Director of Community Marketing and Engagement, the Director of Illustration and Artist Programs and/or your Regional Manager.
  • SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any potential incident of harassment under this policy. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: https://www.scbwi.org/anti-harassment-report-form/. Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred through an SCWBI On-Line Interaction.

 

SCBWI will investigate all complaints subject to the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy. If the policy applies, SCBWI will investigate the matter and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence and protect the environment at SCWBI Events. If a complaint is made anonymously, please note that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. Moreover, anonymous complaints may hinder SCBWI’s ability to investigate the complaint.  SCBWI will take steps to protect the confidentiality of the complaint, to the extent possible.  However, complete confidentiality may not be possible in all circumstances.  SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.

If appropriate, SCBWI may report the incident to local authorities.

 

Non-Retaliation

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made under this policy. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.

 

Sanctions

SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.

 

Sanctions for faculty, speakers, staff or board members may include any of the following:

 

  • warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;
  • withholding of a contracted honorarium;
  • prohibition from future speaking engagements;
  • prohibition from future faculty appointments;
  • expulsion from SCBWI; and/or
  • removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate.

 

Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

  • warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event, without refund;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;
  • termination of SCBWI membership, without refund; and/or
  • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.

 

If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will handle utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.

 

Confidentiality

SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.

 

   

If you wish to file a complaint or an anonymous complaint, CLICK HERE to access the Anti-harassment Report Form.

 

If you have questions regarding this policy, you may send an email to info@scbwi.org. Please include the words "anti-harassment policy" in the subject line.

I have read and accepted the SCBWI Anti-Harassment policy.