Adventures by the Book™ Author Booking ServicesLooking to book an author for your organization's next event? Adventures by the Book™wants to help you find a best-fit speaker for your event, whether it's a one-time occasion or a series of events. By drawing upon our vast network of publishers, literary agents, publicists, and authors themselves, we research which authors will be on book tour and available in your geographic area at the time of your event. Our goal is to connect organizations (ie, corporations, schools, universities, non-profits, libraries, associations, etc.) with authors on book tour in order to minimize honorariums and speaking fees typically assessed by a speaker’s bureau for non-touring authors. As such, book sales are an exciting and integral part of our booking services.
Ready to Book an Author?If you are interested in learning more about having Adventures by the Book™ secure an author for your organization, please fill out the form below to help us better assess the needs of your group and to receive a packet detailing our services and previous bookings.
Examples of Past EventsTake a sneak peak at some of our past author bookings:
An Adventure with Padma Lakshmi: Two Cities, Three EventsAdventures by the Book™ aims to to work with touring authors to minimize costs of booking. Padma Lakshmi’s memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate was released in March 2016, whichallowed us to coordinate her appearance beginning in Northern California at SanDisk Corporation for a non-profit event with WaterMark. Followed by two separate appearances in San Diego the same week: first, at Qualcomm, where they ensured book sales and an attendance of over 400, and second, during San Diego Women’s Week, as the keynote speaker of the final event of the week, the Inspiration Conference. By the end of three days, our Adventures with Padma Lakshmi culminated in an attendance of around 1,500 audience members and selling over 1,100 books.
Brunch Adventure with Karen Joy FowlerFor the American College of Trial Lawyers a special resort brunch event in La Quinta, California was organized for members of their foundation. Adventures by the Book™ coordinated our services to bring New York Times bestselling author of novels The Jane Austen Book Club and Sarah Canary, Karen Joy Fowler, as the featured speaker of the event.
Qualcomm Kids Day Adventure with Ridley PearsonQualcomm Corporation hosted a Q Kids Day at their headquarters in Sorrento Valley, CA for the children and families of Qualcomm employees. With a fantastic turnout, New York Times bestselling and Disney author, Ridley Pearson spoke to his intrigued young audience before engaging in an intimate meet-and-greet with the kids. Fancy Nancy Parade Adventure with Robin Preiss Glasser Through the release of her latest Fancy Nancy book at the time, Fanciest Doll in the Universe, we booked bestselling author Robin Preiss Glasser for an innovative community event for the Del Mar Foundation. With features such as ͞Tiara Crafts͟ and ͞Fancy Hair Creations͟ to kick off the event, Robin personally interacted with the children at the culminating afternoon ͞Fancy Nancy Parade͟, a perfect example of the unique and authentic events Adventures by the Book™ aims to help you create.
Qualcomm: Born For This AdventureChris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur and adventurer, having visited every country in the world over the past ten years. He is the author of bestselling books The $100 StartUp and The Happiness of Pursuit. With the release of his latest book, Born For This, Adventures by the Book™organized an appearance for him at Qualcomm where his audience of over 400 Qualcomm employees could be inspired by his optimism and vision.
Carlsbad Library Adventure with Diane AckermanAdventures by the Book™ regularly works with the Carlsbad Library to provide author-talks for the community. Of the many notable authors that have appeared to speak at the library, bestselling author, Diane Ackerman was an incredible voice to be heard, as she spoke on her book The Human Age.