How to Plan an Author Appearance
Welcome to the home for Penguin Young Readers Group's author and illustrator appearances. We want to help you to bring great authors to your school or library. Below is a step-by-step guide to a planning your next event!
- Learn the Basics
This overview sheet will give you pointers and information you need to know.
Then look at a sample author schedule for more ideas.
- Choose Your Authors
Click on the Author Appearance Listing button on the right. It can help you narrow your choices down by type of appearance, suitable age level, and author location.
- Request Your Authors
Itís easy! Just access the Author Request Form, fill it out, and send it in.
- Prepare for your Event
Once you have scheduled your event and you have a finalized and signed contract, youíll need do the following to get ready!: organize transportation, have equipment ready for the presentation, provide a schedule to the author/illustrator, and prepare the payment. You should also have books available to sellwe encourage you to go through a local bookseller, an institutional wholesaler (if you use one), or you may order directly from Penguin.
Best wishes for a successful event!
The Penguin School and Library Marketing Team