451 Books is available to do on-site and off-site events, selling books. There is no charge for this, but we do ask that all advertising list us as the bookseller and encourages patrons to purchase any desired books from us. We, in turn, will advertise the event on our website and in our store.
Dave Richardson is available to speak at your event, in-service, reading or writing conference, and parent/teacher organizations on various topics, including the latest books, books tailored to a specific topic, writing topics (writing for magazines, what happens after the contract is signed, marketing your work, self-publishing do's and don't's, how to get your book into bricks-and-mortar stores). He's recently started adding more educational topics like how our digital world is affecting children.
Rates vary depending on the topic, the length of the presentation, and if the presentation needs to be specifically tailored to a certain topic/audience. Reduced rates if the bookstore is selling at the same event. Please contact him to find out more or if you have questions.
In addition to local in-services, PTO meetings, writing groups, and library events, Dave has spoken at both the Cincinnati regional and national Catholic Librarian Associations, The Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Reading conference , The Great Lakes Booksellers and Heartland Booksellers conferences, Lakeside Chautauqua lecture series, guest faculty at The Highlights Foundation, the Ohio Education Library and Media Association conference, and both the Ohio and the National Catholic Education Associations, He is a former English/reading teacher, has taught literature on the college level for many years, and wrote a column for The International Reading Association for more than a decade.
I can tailor talks to many different forums, so if what you need isn't here, contact me.
New Books Talks - Book talks about the newest and best books on the market for your classroom, library, or for faculty use.
Award Winning Books-Find out what books are winning awards and why.
Digital Dilemma- Our digital world is affecting children in many different and sometimes detrimental ways. Find out the latest information on how and why monitoring should be occurring, and what can be done to help kids break the addiction.
What's Next?: What You Need to Do Once You've Signed the Publishing Contract-For writers and illustrators. A look at what you need to do once the contract is signed to make sure your book gets noticed by bookstores.
Writing for the Magazine Market- Tips on writing for a market that is continually in need of material.
Reading Aloud to Your Children/Student- The why, how, and what of making the experience of reading aloud a positive one .