How to Succeed With School Visits

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November 2013
by Kevin Gerard

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If you write fiction for children, school visits are an enjoyable and profitable way to promote your books. With a little finesse and a lot of persistence, you can develop rewarding friendships with school librarians close to where you live and—if you dream as I do—maybe all across America.

I’ve found that preparing for and executing school visits correctly increases my fan base and makes some good money while I’m having the time of my life.

I write fantasy adventure novels for middle-grade and young adult readers. Over the last eight years I’ve traveled the country doing author talks at countless elementary and middle schools. I’ve spoken to every type of group you can imagine, from a dozen students in a single classroom to more than 700 kids gathered in a huge auditorium….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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