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.
Check out the Member Benefits page for more details.
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 email@example.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. After that, further revisions will be charged $5.00 per round of changes. Any changes made at the time of renewing your membership are included at no additional cost.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 for authors and artists by name, keywords (location, book subject, etc.), categories, or topics in the "Search” bar.
All New! We've made it even easier to search for authors by topic. Now, on the Search Directory page, you can click on the links under "Topics" to find members for each specific topic available on our site.
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 or media to connect with?
You can find schools who are looking to connect with authors on the "Schools Seeking Authors" page under the "Connect" tab in the navigation. You are welcome to contact any of the schools that are listed on this page.
Similarly, you can find media who are looking to connect with authors on the "Media Seeking Authors" page under the "Connect" tab in the navigation. You are welcome to contact any of the schools that are listed on this page.
Pro Tip: We are always adding new schools and media organizations to these lists. We recommend bookmarking these pages so that you can easily find it again to check for new listings.
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 also send one "New Member Highlight"email per month featuring our members to a list of 7,500 schools and libraries and 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! You can also use the logo on flyers, bookmarks, your social media, and more!
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 many schools and media will contact me as a result of my AuthorBookings.com membership?
We cannot make any guarantees about how many connections you may make. However, when you become a member of AuthorBookings.com, you instantly will have an additional online presence. Also, your membership will be promoted on Facebook and in one of our monthly Members Highlight emails that includes a link to our newest members’ profiles and is sent to approximately 7,500 schools, libraries, and media.
As an additional suggestion, we encourage you to be as complete as possible when you provide your information for your profile.
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 "Membership Renewal" 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.