I will confess to being late to the 21st century party. It was a big deal for me to blog; don’t ask me to tweet, too.
But schools are asking about “visits” via Skype. I’m doing a few short ones, trial runs, but can’t quite figure out how to manage this whole cyber-visit thing. There are some of us who supplement our writing income (hard to say that with a straight face!) with school visits. Skype can certainly get us into more schools — without the hassle and expense of travel – but how do we writers make it add up financially?
I would love to hear from those of you who have done Skype (or other cyber technology) visits and what those visits involve and what you charge.
I noticed Mo Willems (picture book author/illustrator) is doing something like this in October. You can read about it at http://mowillemsdoodles.blogspot.com/2009/05/simulcast-news-sign-up-now.html.
I have nothing helpful to say, other than I would pay good money to have a Kirby Hologram with me in my studio all day. It could even just be a recording, not a live hologram…