Book groups can contact speakers’ bureaus for authors

I learned in The PW Morning Report for 1/14/09 in an article by Dermot McEvoy that Macmillan has become the latest publisher to establish a speakers bureau for its authors. Several other publishers have already established this service. Speakers can usually be arranged for a fee. Book groups especially enjoy the many authors who are willing to do telephone chats for free.

Click here for more information on Macmillan

From a quick check of the site it does not look as if the speakers will do phone chats; however, MacMillan does say, “We can find a speaker uniquely positioned for your audience and budget. We would be pleased to help you begin your speaker selection. Please contact us and we will assist you in finding the ideal talent for your event.”

When visiting the website you can search a database of about 100 speakers by topic, name, or geographic location. You can sign up to receive information about speaker appearances,special offers, and news.

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