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Capturing the Spotlight: Getting the Gigs 2015 | April 26 – April 29, 2015

You landed your first or tenth or fifteenth contract, and now your children’s book is soon to be released. At one time you thought your publisher would send you on a whirlwind tour that included bookstore appearances, radio and television interviews, and Champagne receptions, then reality set in. You realized that beyond inclusion in the publisher’s catalog and sending hundreds of review copies to all the right people, promotion will fall to you, the author or illustrator. So what can you do to make sure the book you’ve invested time, energy, and emotion in captures the spotlight? Join author Larry Dane Brimner as he shows you what to do next.

It may seem daunting at first, but there are things authors and illustrators can do to get their books into libraries and, more importantly, the hands of young readers. Larry will show you strategies he has used again and again to get his books before the public and keep them there. From social media to live appearances, from bookstore signings to conferences of educators, your book’s public awaits.

Here you will find everything you need to know to give your book a long and happy life. This intensive workshop will include:

  • the nuts and bolts of fees
  • performance agreements
  • insurance
  • how to find contacts
  • how to develop a marketing plan unique to you and your book
  • and much more

Whether a first-time author or one with books under your belt, this workshop will offer you tips on improving your visibility—on capturing the spotlight you rightly deserve and keeping focused there.

Download the preliminary agenda.

Read an interview with Larry Dane Brimner on The Whole Megillah blog.

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