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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 bring great authors to your school or library. Below is a step-by-step guide to planning your next event. Please feel free to reach out to our Author Appearance Coordinator at penguinauthorvisits@gmail.comwith any questions.

  1. Learn the Basics
  2. Choose Your Authors Visit our Author Appearance Roster to see a list of authors previously featured on our website. Feel free to also peruse our website from the homepage to discover any of our authors who would be best for your event. We suggest checking out our interactive State Awards Map!
  3. Request Your Author(s)It’s easy! Send an inquiry email to our Author Appearance Coordinator atpenguinauthorvisits@gmail.com with your contact information as well as the details of your event and which author(s) you are interested in hosting.Don’t see the author selection you’re looking for? Feel free to also emailpenguinauthorvisits@gmail.com for information on any Penguin author you have in mind or for guidance on choosing and inviting an author to your event.
  4. Prepare for your EventOnce you have scheduled your event and you have a finalized and signed the event contract, you’ll need do the following to get ready:
    • organize transportation
    • have equipment ready for the presentation depending on the technical needs of the author you are hosting
    • provide a schedule to the author/illustrator
    • prepare the payment
    You should also have books available to sell — we 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

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