‘Authors and Libraries’ Program Takes Off in Texas

Have you heard about the Authors and Libraries program? SBPRA has created an innovative program that matches our authors with local public and school libraries that are looking to host book events. Through the “Authors and Libraries” program, libraries enroll online and receive a listing of participating authors in their area who are interested in participating in book readings, signings and other events. They can further match by audience age and subject matter. Our authors, in turn, get an opportunity to showcase their work.

The program was launched this month with three SBPRA authors invited to read from their work and speak to students at Lamar Elementary school. One additionally met with Creative Writing students at Sul Ross Rio Grande College; both schools are in Del Rio, Texas.

Librarians from Del Rio learned about the program while attending the annual Texas Library Association convention in Austin earlier this year. Kait Neese, Strategic’s Vice President of Marketing, represented the publisher at the convention to spread word of the new venture. Strategic Book Publishing’s “Authors and Libraries” is available at no charge to participants. For more information, and to sign up, visit http://authorsandlibraries.com.

The participating authors were David A. Bedford, Rose Cook and Elizabeth Earle. Mr. Bedford, author of Angela 1, Starting Over, spoke to fourth and fifth graders on the topic of bullying; he also discussed the challenges of getting published in today’s marketplace with students from Sul Ross Rio Grande’s Children’s Literature class. Rose Cook read to the students from her Danalye’s Amazing Hair while author Elizabeth Earle shared Dasi Makes a Difference, both highlighting the importance of individuality and of being one’s self. For photos of the events, please visit: http://authorsandlibraries.com/?p=44