How Far in Advance Do Schools Book Author Visits?
Authors interested in doing school visits often wonder when they should contact schools to cultivate bookings. The answer is: as far in advance as possible.
Many – if not most – schools plan their budgets and schedules anywhere from six months to a year ahead. So if you’re interested in getting booked in the 2015-2016 calendar year, the time to begin cultivating those bookings is NOW.
Here in the western hemisphere, summer is halfway over (sorry!) and teachers and administrators will be heading back to their offices shortly to begin gearing up for the new school year. This is the moment to begin getting your ducks in a row! Make lists of schools to reach out to, prepare your author visit packet and plan the presentations you will offer.
With time on your side, you can be connecting with your audience and supplementing your author income this very next school year!
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