AUTHOR'S IN RESIDENCE

 

Victor Robert Ltd, is spearheading a new 21st Century program for Scottish schools where,


  • We are endeavoring to expand  literacy,  the understanding of others, and  the discovery of self,  through creative writing and market place business skills.  


  • The Professor will  work alongside teachers and students to inspire and introduce  different approaches towards literacy, whilst fostering students creativity and communication skills in the real world.


  •  We will inspire your students to write,  and in the so doing will endeavor to build their confidence in both the writing and authoring of their first book! In this, we will also introduce them to the business end of publishing. This is unique to us, and we do this because we do not believe in starving artists!


  • This will lead to a professionally published anthology from your students,  and an exciting book launch event. Both of which will raise the school’s profile and it’s funds!


  • Lastly, we also believe that by helping students find their voices through fun,  and thus  the exploration of self and the understanding of others, that by utilizing the specific techniques developed by the Professor, Victor Robert Ltd will help raise student aspirations and give them the  skills, confidence and business understanding to achieve them. This is, all-together, very important.


  • If you want to talk further about this, and what the tailored costs to you might be, then do email me back and one of us would be delighted to speak with you further.

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"Good morning Ms Roflower,

Just wanted to say that my 8 year old daughter had a fantastic time with the Professor. I can tell this by her lack of breathing when telling me what happened at school that day!! He has definitely stirred her creative thinking. She says she would love to help the professor write more stories and she has already created her own pseudonym, Professor Pickles McVon Bubbles.

Thank you so much,

Kind regards…etc.’


contact us to speak further about these opportunities

AUTHORS IN RESIDENCE

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Society of Authors | Our 'Service' Costs

We charge 25% BELOW the day rate of fees recommended by the Society of Authors for author visits to schools:

Day Rates

  • We charge £300 per day
  • YES we do half days £150
  • (For visits to the same school on two or more consecutive FULL days, the rate is reduced by £50 per day for every day after the first day (i.e. day 1 at full rate, day 2 and beyond less £50 per day). 

Expenses

  • Travel expenses are calculated to and from our offices in Leven Fife, Scotland.
  •  by car charged at 45p per actual road mile traveled - there and back,
  • by rail charged at actual cost
  •  Accommodation expenses if an over-night stay is needed (i.e. Premier Inn / Travel Lodge / B&B close to school).  
     

Payment

  • We don't expect payment on the day. We will invoice you after the visit. 
  • Payment can be made by cheque or BACS transfer (full details are given on the invoice).
    Payment should be made in full within 30 days of the invoice date.

Book Sales

  • For school visits I offer signed books for parents/children to buy on the day of my visit.  These can be downloaded below.
  •  Please photocopy it and send it home with the children a few days before my visit. The form shows a selection of my books, all suitable for them.
  •  If parents decide to purchase a book, they need to return the completed order form and payment to school in time for my visit (there is a return date printed on the form). 
  • The author will sign books at lunchtime or at the end of the day.
  • OPPORTUNITIES to by up and coming books will also be indicated on the form. 

FAQs

Q: Are your Authors DBS checked  

A: We encourage all of our Authors visiting schools to be DBS checked. If they are, this information will appear on their  individual BIO-PAGE. 

 

Q: Do You have any posters we can use to advertise your event?
A: Yes – each author has their own Press & Advertising/Marketing section so you can r 'stuff.' Check The Author Pages under 'Our Authors'


Q: Can the school order books?
A: Certainly! Schools buy books for the library, as guided readers, and as prizes. If you decide to do this, please try and let me know in advance of the visit, so I know how many copies to bring with me. No need to pay on the day – we shall add the cost to the invoice.


Q: We are in an area of high social stress and don't think parents will buy your books. What do you say to this?
A: Simple – give your parents the choice and let them decide. You probably do that when you have a book fair, so do it when you invite an author to school.


Q: We have a school book fair and think your book sales will reduce our commission from it. What do you say to this?
A: The book fair is probably in school all week, our authors are usually with you for one day only. Children enjoy meeting authors and welcome the chance to buy signed books. Our books are hardly ever stocked by book fair companies, which makes it hard for children to find them.  Look upon our author visits as adding value to the book fair, not as competition to it.


Q: What set-up do your authors require for a visit?
A:  

  1. Tables to set up their display materials.
  2. Drinking water.
  3. A school dinner.