Teachers and librarians alike love receiving free gifts! When you arrive for your presentation, make sure to bring signed copies of your book to give to the librarian and teachers. You can also bring other promotional items such as bookmarks, magnets, pencils, etc. We offer these cool #CAUGHTREADING magnets and even copies of Story Monsters Ink magazine that some authors have used for their freebie items.
There are many different ways to present a children’s book. In a classroom setting, it’s important to tailor your event to the age of the students. What’s engaging to a 6-year-old is probably not going to work for a 12-year-old. No matter what age range you’re targeting, there are some common characteristics that make school presentations successful.
Once you have decided to get your book reviewed, you have to let it go like a bird out of its cage. It now has a life of its own and there’s little you can do to protect it from harm’s way. If something doesn’t go your way, the temptation is always to try to course correct, but you really can’t do that with reviews.