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