PICK A DATE
It’s a good idea to invite the author/illustrator 6 months to 1 year ahead of your scheduled event. The earlier you plan, the more likely you’ll get your choice of dates. For regular school visits prepare to be flexible in finding a date that works for everyone.
CHOOSE A PROGRAM
Think of the age group you’d like to reach and select a program accordingly. Lulu will work with you to achieve your specific goals.
Lulu presents up to three school programs at the same venue in one day. An evening family program on overnight visits may be added. The host will provide an honorarium plus travel expenses. Written confirmation is required. If an invoice or other paperwork is needed please contact the author in advance so payment is ready on the day of the visit.
Should your school need help with the honorarium, read about 21 Ways to Fund Author Visits.
PREPARE THE AUDIENCE
Make sure the students are familiar with Lulu’s work. They’ll be excited about the visit, be attentive and ask good questions.
PUBLICIZE THE EVENT
The more people know about the event, the better the turnout!
Think of including the latest release from Lulu in your book order. Lulu will sign all the books you purchase.