Book an appearance

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How to Book an Author or Illustrator Appearance


Thank you for your interest in hosting an author/illustrator appearance. We would be glad to help you find an author/illustrator to fit your audience, your budget, and your schedule.

If you’re just getting started:
To request an Author/Illustrator Appearance Kit, send an email to with AUTHOR APPEARANCE KIT in the subject line.

How to Order Books for Your Appearance

1. Please place your order at least four weeks before the author visit.

2. School and library orders should be placed using a Holiday House order form or by purchase order. Send your order via email (, fax (212-421-6134), or mail (Attn: School and Library Author Visits, Holiday House, 425 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017). Holiday House must have the order in hand at least four weeks before the appearance. Please call 212-688-0085 to confirm receipt of order.

Click here to request a book order form for your author/illustrator visit.

* Be sure to review the complete Holiday House Book Purchasing Policy which will be sent with your order form.

3. Orders from bookstores or other retailers should be placed through your regular supplier, or through Holiday House directly via fax (212-688-0395), email (, or mail (Attn: Author Visits, Holiday House, 425 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017) at least four weeks before the appearance.

4. Books ordered from Holiday House may be returned for full credit, provided

the returns do not exceed 20% of the total order (in dollars, not units)
the books are unsigned
they are received by our warehouse in saleable condition.

50% credit will be issued for unauthorized returns and returns received in unsalable condition.

5. You are responsible for all shipping costs.