Partnering with schools to empower kids to be lifelong readers
There is nothing quite like school author visits to get kids reading, writing, and understanding the creative process. Meeting authors makes the writing process, books, and the authors themselves accessible and real to students. Author visits are a great way to teach kids about the creative process, how to tell stories, the power of perseverance and so much more!
If your school or PTO has scheduled an author visit, Copper Dog Books can provide books for preorder and sales on the day of the visit. The store would create the preorder form, send it to the school or parent organization for distribution, collect the forms and payments, organize the book orders, and deliver them to the school on the day of the author visit. Preordered books will be signed and personalized by the author on the day of the visit; the bookseller can also help with the book signing. The host organization (school or parent organization) would earn 20% of sales.
If your school or PTO is looking to hire an author for a visit, Copper Dog Books can also help find an author. We would reach out to our publisher representatives and ask them for authors who are local and who have books at the appropriate level for the student audience. The school's coordinator would communicate with the author and schedule the visit. Copper Dog Books would provide books for preorder and sales as detailed above.
Publishers and authors sometimes reach out to bookstores to find schools for authors to visit. Copper Dog Books reach out to our list of school contacts to see if there is interest and availability. The bookstore would communicate and coordinate with the author to schedule the visit. Copper Dog Books would provide books for preorder and sales on the day of the visit as detailed above. Because the visit is initiated by the author/publisher, there is no fee to the school and no profit sharing with the bookstore.
Contact us if you'd like to get in touch about an author visit or if you’d like to be on our contact list for publisher visits. Another way that Copper Dog Books partners with schools is with School Book Fairs.