About AuthorVisitCentral.com

Author Visit Central was created by a husband-wife team, Ben and Shanda McCloskey. Ben is a web developer by trade. Shanda is a traditionally published author-illustrator who loves doing school visits but has struggled to find a SIMPLE way for schools to support her books and indie booksellers with a book sale. 

AuthorVisitCentral.com is a response to the complicated, outdated methods typically used to sell books when an author visits a school. Simply put, Shanda created AVC for her own school visits and loves extending it to other authors who appreciate it too.

Everyone benefits when AuthorVisitCentral handles your book sale!

We support authors and illustrators by…

  • Providing a simple, streamlined book ordering process they can offer to schools and groups that they visit (in-person OR virtually).
  • Providing an easy way to support indie bookstores.
  • Facilitating more book sales (because it’s easy on everyone).

We support schools by…

  • Valuing the precious time of visit organizers such as librarians, PTA members, and teachers. We ELIMINATE the legwork of contacting a bookseller to sell books for an event, designing a flier, collecting forms and money, keeping up with the money for weeks, and driving to pick up book orders.
  • Giving a FREE a book to the school for every 20 books sold! 

We support indie bookstores by…

We support families by...

  • Providing a convenient online location to learn about the upcoming author visit at their child’s school and purchase books securely with a credit card. No checks or exact cash are needed.
  • Helping parents to ignite a child’s zeal for reading, writing, thinking, and dreaming with a book signed by a REAL author they’ll actually meet!