Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Date(s) - 10/03/2022 - 11/14/2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Please note, this webinar series is now at capacity. Registration is closed.


Digital Presence

FREE Webinar Series

October 3–October 20–November 14, 2022


Join us for one, or all three!

A limited number of Digital Presence coaching sessions are available. See the registration below for more information.

(Presentations will be recorded. All participants registered prior to the event will receive the recording links AFTER THE FINAL WEBINAR IN THE SERIES. To receive links to the live events, see each webinar for registration cutoffs.)

 October 3: How to DIY Your Website (No Coding Required!)

As book creators, we need to have a professional website. In this webinar, you will learn why you need a website (and not just a social media page), the 3 things you need to have on your website (and what the bonuses pages could be), and how to create your website from scratch in less than a day. Attendees will receive a DIY Website Worksheet to help them get started.
*Registration for the live webinar link closes 5am the morning of the event.

October 20: Social Media 101: Do’s, Don’ts, and How to Stay Engaged
Are you overwhelmed by the thought of keeping up with social media? Do you feel like it’s something you need to do but don’t know where to start? And what about the seemingly constant changes on social platforms? In this webinar, you will learn where it is best for you to be on social media, pitfalls to avoid when posting, and how to make social media work for you!
*Registration for the live webinar link closes 5am the morning of the event.

November 14: Hello Email List, It’s Me, Again

Have you thought about starting an email newsletter? Do you have an email list already but aren’t sure how to use it effectively? Are you overwhelmed by the thought of sending email after email? And what do you write?? In this webinar, we will talk about why having an email list is important (more important than social media!), how to get subscribers and keep them, and the number one mistake people make when creating emails to their list.

*Series registration closes 5am on Monday, November 14. See each webinar above for other registration cutoffs.

Get to know your instructor:


Sarah Maynard is the founder and CEO of THE START EFFECT, a digital presence education company. She helps young people become aware of the impact their online actions have offline and teaches them how to move forward with a positive, valuable and useful digital footprint. She has worked with kids for almost 20 years, she is a children’s book writer and illustrator, digital marketing communications strategist and the ARA of SCBWI Pennsylvania: West.
You can find her at and connect on social media @sarahdmaynard on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Digital Presence coaching sessions: (at an additional cost of $60)

What will an agent or editor see when they visit your website or social media platform? In this 15 minute talk with Sarah you will receive personalized guidance for your digital presence. She will give you a first look at your website or a social media platform of your choice and offer actionable steps to improve the user experience. Come with your questions!
Each session will take place on Zoom.

Please note, this webinar series is now at capacity. Registration is closed.


This event is fully booked.