I am happy to sign and personalize all of the books purchased on the day of my visit. When a student has a personalized autographed book by the author or illustrator it becomes more significant to them and they are more likely to remember the Author or Illustrator Day with excitement. It also helps make the connection of how a book actually comes to be and who is involved, and their jobs; author, illustrator, editor, etc. It all adds more impact and meaning to the visit.
Please visit my book pages for a description of my titles.
I always bring my “made to color” bookmarks with my signature so no one goes away empty handed.
All of this “hoopla” around an author or illustrator school visit and their books really sends the message in a fun, interesting and inspiring way to children, that BOOKS and LITERACY is important and FUN!
Helpful hints for a successful book sale.
1) I will provide a letter to be sent home to families announcing my visit, along with a book order form. Please give families a specific date to return book forms.
2) Order your books through me approx. 3-4 weeks in advance of the scheduled visit, using your pre-order book forms to know the amount of books to order. I almost always have extra books on hand for those “straggler” orders, or day of visit orders, but the pre-selling should account for the majority of the books. The best way to contact me is by email.
3) I will arrive with the books on the day of my visit. I will sign and personalize them during lunch and throughout the day.
Some schools prefer students who have purchased books, to line up and watch me personalize them individually. This works if it is well organized. Please allow extra time. This is where my bookmarks come in handy so no one goes away empty handed!
4) Please have some one in charge of organizing the books by classroom to make it run smoothly.
Thank you for supporting book sales!