Author Visit Worries

Even seasoned school visit presenters have moments of doubt, as do authors new to the circuit. Recently, when I did a presentation on author visits at the SCBWI North-Central California Spring Spirit Conference, the participants’ three major worries had to do with the content and pacing of their presentation, what fees to charge, and getting […]

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School Visits – Are You Easy for Hosts to Find?

It’s one thing to say that you want to do school visits. But are you making it difficult for potential host to find you?

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How Much Should I Charge? Three Rules of Thumb

I researched school visit fees posted for author and illustrator appearances on a publisher’s site and this is what I discovered.

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Podcast: Evergreen School Visit Advice

Grab your earbuds and turn up your speakers for some “evergreen” school visit advice on getting gigs, setting fees, handling crowds and more.

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5 Things to Do While Schools Are Sleeping

If you do these five simple tasks (six, if you count the Bonus task!), you’ll be in great shape when the school year revs up again in August!

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Pricing Lessons

The new year is approaching fast. School visit invitations are ramping up – but so is your blood pressure. Do you feel as if you are constantly justifying your school visit fees to yourself and others? Do you second guess whether your services are priced to best reflect the content — and motivation — you […]

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