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Members 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 (1) set of changes to your listing.

Each membership listing contains its own unique URL. Sample URL:

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.

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 abteam@storymonsters.com. Please allow 3-5 business days after Story Monsters LLC receives your images for your profile to become active. You will receive confirmation via email.

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 simplebusy 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 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?

There are several ways for schools and the media to find authors, artists, or speakers on our site:

  1. They can use the Search bar located in the upper right corner of the navigation to search for authors and artists by name or using keywords such as presentation audience or topics.

  2. They can visit the Search Directory page under the “Connect” tab located in the main navigation and type in a keyword(s) or click on the clinks to view members of a specific category, book type, presentation audience, location, or topic.

  3. They can click on the categories listed under each author's photo and title on the home page. For example, if they click on "Children's Author," they will be able to view all authors listed in that category.

 

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

When a school or the media wish to connect with you, they will fill out the form contained in the Connect Now button located at the end of your 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 and media who are looking to connect with authors on the Opportunities for Authors page located under the "Connect" tab in the main navigation. You are welcome to contact any of the organizations 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 post an event 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 and promote it on the AuthorBookings Facebook page 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.

Non-members can also post their book events for a nominal fee of $0.99 per listing. Visit the Add an Event page for details.

 

How will you promote my membership?

When you join Author Bookings, your listing will be promoted on Facebook to our network of followers. We also send one “New Members Highlight” email per month to a list of 4,500+ schools, libraries, teacher, and media organizations that features our new members.

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?

Download the “Member of AuthorBookings.com” logo below and a link to your AuthorBoookings.com profile on your website, social media pages, etc. to let the world know that you are a member!  You can also use the logo on flyers, bookmarks, and more!

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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 organizations will contact me as a result of my AuthorBookings.com membership?

We cannot make any guarantees about how many connections you may make. However, we believe creating any visibility is priceless. That is why when you become a member of AuthorBookings.com, you instantly will have an additional online presence with your own unique URL that is searchable in the search engines. Also, your membership will be promoted on Facebook and in one of our monthly “New Members Highlight” emails.

We encourage that when you join AuthorBookings.com, you to be as complete as possible with the information you provide 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. 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 will I receive my free digital issue of Story Monsters Ink?

Story Monsters Ink is The Literary Resource for Teachers, Librarians, and Parents. Each issue is jam-packed with author profiles, book reviews, featured columns by authors such as James Patterson, and more. Once you approve your membership listing profile, we will send you a code and website link for you to access your free issue.

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

We would love to hear your success stories! We also want to hear your suggestions for improvements for our site. Simply, 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.