Authors/Artists FAQ

What is included in an AuthorBookings.com membership?

Each listing includes: author biography, what the author wants readers to learn from book(s), why the author is an authority on the subject of the book(s), website and social media links, presentation description, presentation experience, location, book type, topics, YouTube video, and 3-4 images (headshot, book cover, event photo, etc.)

As part of your membership, you are allowed to make one set of changes to your listing.


Where do I send images for my listing?

After you complete your registration, email 3-4 jpg images of your choice (headshot, book cover, event photo, etc.) to abteam@storymonsters.com. You will receive an email confirmation once the photos have been posted.

Pro Tip: Photos taken with your phone are acceptable to submit for a headshot, but it's best to make sure the background and clothing are simple busy patterns and backgrounds are not recommended.


How can I make changes to my listing?

As part of your membership, you are allowed to submit one (1) request for changes and/or updates to your listing. Simply fill out the form on the "Update My Listing" link under the "Membership" tab. Please allow 3-5 business days for the changes to be made. You will receive an email confirmation once your listing has been updated.


How do I send my photos and/or Word document once I've submitted my membership registration?

After you complete your registration, you may email a Word document with information for any area on the form where you indicate "WORD DOCUMENT" or  3-4 jpg images of your choice (headshot, book cover, event, etc.) to abteam@storymonsters.com. You will receive an email confirmation once the info and/or photos have been added to your profile.


How can schools or the media find my listing on the website?

Schools and the media can search by name, keywords (location, book subject, etc.), categories, or topics in the "Search” bar.

Also, you can directly connect to your listing at www.authorbookings.com/members/yourfirstname-yourlastname.com.

Pro Tip: If you use a middle name or initial, then your direct link would be www.authorbookings.com/members/yourfirstname-yourmiddlenameorinitial-yourlastname.com.


How will schools or the media be able to connect with me?

When a school or the media want to connect with you, they will fill out the form contained in the "Connect Now" button located at the end of each membership profile listing. You will receive an email from Story Monsters LLC with the request from the school or the media.


How can I find schools to connect with?

Schools are able to send us their wish list for author visits and we will post them on the AuthorBookings.com website. You will find the Schools Wish List page in "Schools Seeking Authors" link under the "Connect" tab in the navigation. You are welcome to contact any of the schools that are listed on this page.


How can I get an event posted on the calendar?

One of the benefits of your AuthorBookings.com membership is that we will post any author/book event on our Event Calendar for FREE. You will find the Add an Event link under Event Calendar in the main navigation. Please allow 3-5 business days for your event to appear on the Event Calendar. You will receive an email confirmation when the event has been added.


How will you promote my membership?

When you join, your listing will be promoted on Facebook to our network of followers. We will also send one "New Member HIghlight" email per month to our list of schools and libraries and to the media.

Pro Tip: We encourage you to like our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/authorbookings. That way, you won't miss when we post about your membership.


How can I promote my membership on AuthorBookings.com on my personal author or book website?

Use the "Member of AuthorBookings.com" logo below and a link to your AuthorBoookings.com profile on your site to let others know you are a member! 


Pro Tip: Click and hold (Mac) or right mouse click (PC) on the image above until a dialog box appears. Make sure that the file name ends in .jpg (Mac). Click "Save".


How can I renew my AuthorBookings.com membership?

You are able to renew your membership at any time. Visit the AuthorBookings.com Membership listing in our online store. We will add 12 months to the existing time left on your current membership. Make sure you check "Renew Membership" on the Membership Registration form. You may also make any changes you wish to your listing when you check out. Make sure you enter "N/A" on any fields you do not want to update.


How can I provide feedback about my experience using AuthorBookings.com?

We would love to hear your success stories! Fill out the form located in the footer of each page to provide your feedback and/or suggestions. We may feature your comments on the Testimonials page.


What can I do if I find an error or experience another problem with the website?

If for any reason you experience problems with the site, please email us or call 480-940-8182.