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Children's Literature has developed a new way to make your author/illustrator visits more successful. For the last ten years, we have assisted schools, museums, and conference planners in identifying authors and illustrators for speaking engagements. In addition, Children's Literature frequently handles book sales at these events and has developed a turnkey approach that makes its service attractive to school media specialists, PTA volunteers, other event coordinators, and authors/illustrators. The following are testimonials from some of our clients about our current services:
"Children's Literature takes the stress out of ordering books to coincide with author visits. Staff help select appropriate titles, create the order form including book reviews and deliver books promptly. Children's Literature saves me so much time, and I really appreciate the extensive expertise lent to the whole process." Joy A. McIntyre, Belmont Elementary, Montgomery County, MD
"The Children's Literature team is fantastic. When I have been booked at events through them, they have made sure that all the details were taken care of (lunch, bathroom breaks, equipment in place and much more). The books were ordered and ready for autographing and their organizational effort made my visits to the schools they handled a pleasure." Rosalyn Schanzer (Author/Illustrator)
"We used Children's Literature for our book orders when Mordicai Gerstein visited and we'll use them again with Deborah Wiles' visit this spring. The order forms were prepared well, parents could charge books if they wish, the books were delivered on time and what's more, our school made money on every order which we put toward future author visits! I enjoy working with Children's Literature and getting good ideas for welcoming authors." Barbara Bosworth, Reading Specialist, Haycock Elementary School, Falls Church, Virginia
At this time Children's Literature is pleased to announce this new dimension to its business. The goal of our new business venture is to make your author/illustrator speaking event a memorable one. We will accomplish this by:
- Providing written tips to the event coordinator to facilitate a successful visit
- Providing a letter of agreement to be completed between your school/organization and the author/illustrator that spells out the requirements associated with the visit as well as the fee
- Providing the sponsoring organization with guidance for taking care of all those annoying details such as, directions, parking, meals, set-up needs, bathroom-breaks, etc.
- Providing order forms to the event coordinator to facilitate the purchase and delivery of books should there be an autographing associated with the appearance
This relationship can truly be a win/win for all.
To get started, click here to access our Booking Service Registration Form.
To initiate the process for booking an event, click here to access our Event Booking Request Form.
Once you have confirmed an arrangement with an author or illustrator, click here to access our Letter of Agreement between your organization and the speaker.