How to Book an Author

Several publishers give specific information on how to book their authors on their Web sites:

HarperCollins, Adult

Some key information from the site:

  • Search for Author Events
    You can determine an author’s tour cities by using our Author Events Search tool in the Authors section of
  • AuthorTracker
    If you would like to be updated on a specific author’s events, please sign up for AuthorTracker.
  • Request Seasonal Catalogs
    You can request our seasonal catalogs, which list all the tour cities for each author. Send an e-mail to with your name and address.
  • Contact Us to Book an Author
    For more information on how to book an author, send an e-mail to

Random House, Adult

Key information: Useful tips, including this important one:

DO NOT ASK FOR THE MOST FAMOUS AUTHOR OF THE MOMENT!!! Consider local talent, first novelists, mid-list, genre, backlist, self-help, how-to authors.

Some publishers offer opportunities to connect to authors via phone:

HarperCollins, Invite the Author

Invite the Author is a program that allows book club members to have a live exchange with a featured author via telephone.

Book groups are selected at random from entries received in a sweepstakes-like drawing.”