The Truth about Fiction Tour:
This spring, summer, and fall, I'm taking The Ties That Bind across Texas to independent bookstores and independent school districts!
During small signings at bookstores, I'll be conversing with fans and new friends about my book and my writing process. We will also talk about what makes indie bookstores and indie writers special.
At high schools across Texas, I'll be going over a very special topic: The Benefits of Literary Fiction! My interactive lecture will review scientific data that supports the cultural significance of a good work of fiction! I'll also be speaking about the process of independent publishing. My goal is to encourage artistic expression and engagement in all students, as this leads to higher literacy rates in college and future careers, and therefor higher job and life satisfaction.
To contact me about visiting your bookstore or school, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My speaking fees are negotiated on an individual basis via telephone or email.
Typically, I work on a Reserve system. We set a reasonable speaking fee based on the number of students I'll be speaking to and the amount of books I intend to sell. Then, we subtract the book sales from the overall fee. Ergo, a $1,000 dollar speaking fee would be eliminated if I sell 49 books (at 20.56) . If I only sell 30, I will bill for a remaining $383.20.
R - b(20.56) = fee
and b=total number of books sold.