TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL
Texas Book Festival sponsors author visits to low-income schools
in Texas schools the Friday before the Festival (11/2/07 in 2007)
and they give away 100-200 of the author's signed books to the
kids to whom the author gives his or her presentations. There
is a $500 honorarium for authors invited to participate. Any author
who is invited to do the program, called Reading Rock Stars, also
speaks on a panel or does a presentation in the children's village
area of the Festival, where the Reading Tent is located, during
the weekend of the Festival (Nov. 3-4 in 2007). The Texas Book
Festival only considers authors who have books out in the current
calendar year. And for the Reading Rock Stars program, they look
for authors whose books don't appeal only to boys or only to girls,
but to both genders. In 2006, they chose 10 authors for this event.
further information on the Texas Book Festival, please go to www.texasbookfestival.org
or phone (512) 477-4055.