School Visit Wizard is a soup-to-nuts kit containing everything a children’s book author needs to cultivate, book and deliver author visits in school. School visits are the best possible way for authors to develop and nurture a strong readership, as well as to provide supplemental income…and they can be profoundly inspiring for students. But many authors find the concept of visiting schools intimidating, and even overwhelming. School Visit Wizard includes everything from strategies for researching and pitching your visits to schools to customizable documents such as invoices and a letter of agreement with which to book your visit, and suggestions for presentation topics, classroom management, coping with performance anxiety and more. You deserve to experience the rewards of giving stellar author visits and schools – and School Visit Wizard is here to help you achieve just that!
How does the product work?
School Visit Wizard is designed as a self-paced kit that includes lessons in video and document format, including customizable forms and checklists, suggested topics on engaging, age-appropriate presentations, booking forms, what to charge, managing book sales, dos and don’ts, how to handle things that can and do go wrong, insider tips, FAQs, virtual school visits, recommended resources, and more. All the materials are accessible from the moment you purchase the kit, and can be consumed in any order. Once you purchase School Visit Wizard, your access is ongoing.
To view a complete list of all the modules and units within School Visit Wizard, click here:
School Visit Wizard costs $247 and that includes everything listed above plus Bonuses!
When can I start School Visit Wizard?
The moment you purchase School Visit Wizard, you can begin to dig in to all of the information I’ve provided. While the kit is set up in a specific order, feel free to jump around to the topics that are most important and relevant to you.
I’ve never done school visits….does this kit cover the basics?
Yes! My goal with this kit is to support all authors interested in doing school visits, including those experienced with school visits and those new to publishing and/or doing school visits. School Visit Wizard covers all aspects of booking, planning and delivering school visits – from researching and cultivating school visits, to pitching, booking and charging, to presenting ideas and classroom management strategies. I even cover coping with performance anxiety and doing virtual school visits.
I have been on school visits…would this kit still benefit me?
Yes! While the first few modules focus on cultivating and booking school visits, later modules are all about the visit itself and how to create the best content/presentations for your targeted age group. You’ll learn new ideas for age-appropriate presentations and activities and classroom management strategies, and you’ll find a complete customizable Author Visit Packet with every document you need to organize your visit from initial pitch to post-visit endorsements.
I am a self-published author. Can I still do school visits?
Yes, though they may be trickier to book. Your best bet will be with local schools, and you will greatly enhance your chances of success if you have a clear angle and a compelling pitch in your promotional materials/author visit packet, especially if it relates to the curriculum or Common Core. You will also need to make the book available to the school and students.
Do I have to live in the United States?
No! School Visit Wizard is delivered to you at home, wherever you are in the world, via the internet. Once you make your payment, you will gain immediate access to the website which contains all of the associated materials. Please note that the kit is delivered in English. Unfortunately I am not yet able to translate it to other languages.
Also, most of the recommended resources and links in School Visit Wizard are specific to the United States. In most cases, however, similar organizations and/or services are available in other countries. For example, yellowbook.com is an internet directory listing businesses and public services in the United States. Similar directories can be found worldwide under different names by conducting a search using the keywords “business directory,” etc.
Can I ask you specific questions, Emma, while I’m working with School Visit Wizard?
Yes. Each unit in the kit contains a comment section, where you can post comments and questions. I answer questions as soon and as often as possible, but at least once a week.
Is there a Facebook group?
Not at this time. The comments sections in each unit are designed to create a sense of community with fellow users of School Visit Wizard and provide opportunities to exchange experiences and ideas. I will notify you if a Facebook group is established.
I am having technical difficulties (logging in, accessing materials, downloading materials)
If you are having trouble logging into the website or accessing the product you’ve purchased, please email [email protected]. We will help you as soon as we possibly can. If your issue is with downloading materials, please take a look at our download instructions page first.
My biggest question wasn’t answered/I don’t see it listed on the product outline.
Be sure to check for your question in Module 7: FAQs. I have created a master document where I answer 60+ of the most frequently asked questions about school visits. Of course, if your question is still not answered please feel free to send me an email ([email protected]) or post a comment. I want this product to be as thorough as possible to help you have successful school visits!
School Visit Wizard is not for me, do you have a money back guarantee/refund policy?
School Visit Wizard has a 30-day money back guarantee. Please let us know as soon as possible if this product is not for you.
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