Class Act: Sell More Books Through School and Library Author Appearances is the definitive guide to promoting your message and selling books to schools and libraries. And it's not just for children's book authors: It's the ultimate how-to manual for authors of any title of interest to these audiences, detailing how to •spread the message they were passionate enough to write about in the first place •get recognized as an expert speaker •book speaking gigs and personal appearances •and ultimately, sell more books! Arranged in logical order, these chapters tell you all you need to know about proven methods for: •what to include in your presentation •how to tweak it to appeal to various audiences •planning and preparing your most effective speaking approach •locating and locking in appropriate speaking venues •what to charge •pitching and promoting your presentation •organization, planning and followup •fulfilling book orders that result from your talks •leveraging modern technology in speaking and promoting appearances Much bonus material is included, such as: •Helpful preparation checklists •Real-world advice from other professional author/speakers circuit, •Immediately applicable tips & advice about what to avoid as well as what to do •A final chapter on helping your event organizer help you to succeed A comprehensive index helps you quickly locate the information you need now, making CLASS ACT a handy reference tool you'll use again and again. If it's not in here, you probably don't need it!
Millions of books appear in print each year. Many authors are unsure how to generate sales for their books. Barbara Techel can show you the path to sales and success through school and library appearances. CLASS ACT emphasizes schools and library settings but also is ideal for any author who wants to speak since she mentions civic groups like Lions Club and Kiwanis. As Techel writes in the introduction, "In this book, I share everything I wish I'd known when I started … more