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Questions you should ask about your book event

Often planners are nervous about an author visit for their schools. I am here to be sure that you feel comfortable with your choice and that you will know how to put the pieces together in advance so that you too can really enjoy the day!
~ Janet Zade

Ask yourself these questions and ask Janet for help

    • Do you know what the teachers want? If not, ask with a simple survey.
    • What subjects are in the curriculum? What month is the unit taught?
    • What writing skills are being developed?
    • What grades do you want to reach? How many classes/students are there?
    • Do the children need to find ways to enjoy reading?
    • Do you want children to hear the author’s voice?
    • What kind of event do you want to plan: author visit, writing workshop, illustration component, reading incentive, family event, Authorfest, teacher workshop?
    • How will the event be funded? What is your budget?  Do you need help with funding ideas?
    • Should you consider block booking with another school in the area? How will you find those schools?
    • In conjunction with the visit, do you want to have a book sale and signing for the students or to add books to your library or classrooms?
    • Publishers provide discounts when authors visit. Will you use the profit to help fund the event or will the discount be used to make books more affordable for students?

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