Back in October, I wrote an article about virtual author visits for the Society for Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators blog, Kite Tales. In that article, I offer some new models for authors engage with schools, libraries, and bookstores virtually.
With COVID cases rising, adapting to virtual technologies is more important than ever. While traditional author visits aren’t possible, there are a lot of opportunities for authors to connect with their audiences. Many of the technologies surrounding school and library visits are woefully outdated anyway, and authors need to think outside the box in order to make themselves more accessible–even after the pandemic has passed.
If you write for children or young adults, consider joining SCBWI. They have a lot of great resources for authors, and I’ve enjoyed several of their regional (pre-COVID) conventions.
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