Our service

Authors and teachers are well aware of the benefits of a school visit but often the administration of organising an event can be time-consuming for both parties. We aim to take the stress out of the process by offering a personalised service. As a small venture we know our authors personally, are familiar with their books and can advise you as to which author would be most appropriate for your event. We believe that author events work best when the children know a little bit about the author who is coming to visit them and we will liaise with you to facilitate the smooth-running of the visit.

Once you’ve chosen the author you’d like to visit your school, we will:

  • Offer a biography of your chosen author and a list of their published work.
  • Provide a template letter to send to parents with a book pre-order form, enabling the children to have the opportunity to buy one of the author’s books. Our authors will be delighted to sign copies of these books on the day of their visit.
  • If you would like the children to undertake some pre-visit activities to become familiar with the author’s work, we can offer guidance.
  • Liaise with you to order copies of the author’s books on a sale or return basis where possible.
  • If possible, liaise with the author’s publisher to have promotional material delivered to the school.
  • Provide practical guidelines to ensure the smooth running of the event on the day.

Please contact us for more information about the daily rates of our authors (which are in line with the Society of Authors’ rates).  Our fee is included in the invoice for the author’s visit.