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Victor Robert Ltd

Welcome to Victor Robert Ltd Publishing

Why Invite One of Our Authors

  • You want your students to meet a real live author (as opposed to a real dead one!)
  • You want to have your students hear exciting VOICES, appreciate STORY and enter the world of BOOKS.
  • You want to inspire your students to read (and write) more.
  • you want to engage your reluctant readers (usually boys!).
  • You want to create a “buzz” around the school for reading.
  • You want some professional insights into how stories are created and structured.
  • You want all your pupils to experience the visit.
  • You want a good laugh!

 

"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.’

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AUTHOR VISITS TO SCHOOLS

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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 buy 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.