Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Presenting your picture book to a publisher

Date(s) - 11/07/2019
10:30 am - 2:30 pm


At the end of 2018, a retreat with Korky Paul focused on preparing a picture book for presentation to a publisher. Yvette de Beer has consequently prepared a dummy manuscript. She will present this and invites other writer/illustrators to share their work. This workshop is for those who attended the retreat as well as those who didn’t. Other manuscripts that were not part of the workshop are very welcome. Finished and unfinished work is welcome.

About the facilitator:
Yvette de Beer studied fine arts as part of an ED degree at the University of Pretoria. She worked in the commercial arts industry doing graphic design and printing as well as signage.
She sold her business in 2005 and has since worked freelance doing illustration for the educational and medical sectors, the mining industry and private clients. Yvette is working on her own illustrated books and hopes to publish in the near future. She does paintings and gives art classes. She does mosaics on consignment and has worked for various private and commercial clients including the Protea Hotel Group and Financial Square Building in Witbank. This multi-talented artist also designs and manufactures leather bags for sale and gives free reign to her creative energy. Work samples available on request at