Two authors asked me “Well, how do I get started doing a virtual author visit?” There are a couple of basic approaches to take
- Canvas your local city/county/state: contact local teachers and librarians to see if they are interested in a virtual author visit. I won’t sugarcoat it, this could require a lot of emails but you can hire a parttime assistant to do some of the grunt work.
- Here’s a good introduction including a suggested fee schedule and a list of Virtual Author directories where you can register yourself https://www.societyofauthors.org/getattachment/Advice/Guides/Guide-to-Virtual-Author-Visits.pdf.aspx
- Try to find a match on AuthorBookings.com https://www.authorbookings.com/opportunities-for-authors/ these are all for children’s authors
- Consider opening your own account on AuthorBookings.com so that teachers can find you. This won’t be ea substitute for beating-the-bushes (as mentioned above) https://www.authorbookings.com/members-benefits
- Try to get added to Joelle Charbonneau’s list of authors who do virtual visits http://www.joellecharbonneau.com/contact
- Try to get added to Kate Messner’s list of authors who Skype With Classes https://www.katemessner.com/
- Join “Skype An Author” network http://skypeanauthor.wikifoundry.com/page/Directions+for+Authors