What are some ways that a school can make an author visit more affordable?

There are many approaches that schools may take to getting author visits funded. Having been an educator and nonprofit director, I understand limited budgets and always try to work within someone’s means. If my in-person appearances are beyond your reach, there is the possibility of Skype. Or you can “share” my travel expenses with another school and have me do presentations at each campus. In addition, you might consider booking a “two-for-one” for your festival or literacy event and invite both me and my husband, Chris Barton — which would lower hotel costs and other fees.

Scholastic Press has terrific suggestions on author bookings via their website article Get Started: Planning, Fundraising, & Tips for Success.

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