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Rule #1 About Approaching a School Librarian for an Author Talk

Do you write fantasy or YA books? Are you planning on calling any school librarians this fall, hoping you'll convince them to invite you for an author talk about the top new fantasy books around? Here's rule #1 - listen to what they say when they answer the phone.

a. If they say they have students with them, politely tell them you'll call another time and let them go.

b. If they say they're busy or they're having lunch, politely ask them if you can call back and when.

c. If they agree to give you a minute, make sure you give a quality 60 second pitch. Write it, practice it, and revise and practice it again.

You might only get one chance to convince them that your talk about fantasy dragons is something they and their students would love to experience!

A testimonial -- ..

My name is Eric and I like your book, "Diego's Dragon" a lot. My teacher brought the book to class yesterday.  He says he bought it at the La Jolla Farmer's Market on Sunday. I think you are a good author because your book is really good.


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