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www authorsandmore com carole weitzel president email carole@authorsandmore com 512 914 2596

Carole Weitzel


Email: [email protected]

512 914-2596

what is authors and more
What is Authors and More ?

A booking agency for authors, storytellers and other presenters.

An agency owned by a librarian who knows what a presenter needs and what a school needs in a presenter.

An agency that will work with you to help you find the right author for your event.

Liaison with the author, publisher, and librarian.

visit tips
Visit Tips:

Start your planning

What's your budget

a. Honorarium or fee

b. Travel expenses

1. Flight, car rental, and/or mileage

2. Hotel

3. Meals or per Diem

what s most important to you
What's most important to you?

Identify the author or storyteller that best fits your event.

Date: It would be best to have 3 available dates.

If you must have a specific date – are you flexible with the presenter?

Price range

how to make a great event without breaking the budget
How to make a great event without breaking the budget:

Prepare the audience

Publicize the event

Library website

Parent Links, emails

Public Library

Create excitement for the author visit

Read the books

Learn about the author

Check for equipment needs

saving ideas
$$$ Saving Ideas:

Is there another school in your district which also wants to schedule the author the same week?

Sometimes an author will discount their fee when they are booked for more than one school in the same week in the same area.

Authors and More can help with booking authors for more than one day from surrounding districts thus saving costs for everyone.

saving ideas cont
$$$ Saving Ideas (cont.)
  • Check with the Public Library
  • Community groups in the area may book the author/storyteller for an evening performance
    • Book Clubs
    • Ladies or Men's groups
  • Look for a community sponsor
funding sources
Funding Sources:

TCA - Texas Commission on the Arts – Anina Moore


PTAs - Be proactive with the PTA , ask to be on the programs committee.

Book Fairs - Tell parents the book fair is raising money to bring authors to the school. Let them know that the profits benefit the students and how you plan to use it.

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Funding Sources (cont.)

Corporate grants

Most large companies have a grant program

Education grants

Some of these are listed later in the slides

corporate grants
Corporate Grants

A Plus educational foundation rewards


Email: [email protected] Applications available Feb. with a May deadline

Bank of America: Corporate Philanthropy


corporate grants cont
Corporate Grants (cont.)

Capital One: Contributions and partnership


Kohls: Associates in Action http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/Community04D.htm

When a minimum of 5 Kohl associates from one location volunteer for 3 consecutive hours for a youth-serving nonprofit organization, associates help the nonprofit earn a $500 grant.

Starbucks Foundation


corporate grants cont1
Corporate Grants (cont.)

Target: Arts and culture in schools


Target: Take charge of education

Redcard holders give 5% to the school of their choice on their purchases. Promote this with your parents and staff. Checks are given to the school in September. School's status can be checked online at anytime for the balance.

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Corporate Grants (cont.)

Wachovia and Wells Fargo


Walmart and Sam's Club Giving Program


education grants
Education Grants



American Library Association


Donors Choose


Institute of Museum and Library Services


education grants cont
Education Grants (cont.)

International Reading Association


Lee and Low Books


National Endowment for the Humanities


National Storytelling Network


education grants cont1
Education Grants (cont.)

School grants


Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators


Texas chapter


U. S. Department of Education


education grants cont2
Education Grants (cont.)

The Wallace Foundation