What I Offer

Bookstore events are a great way for authors to make personal connections with their readers, to know that their books are more than just one more cover on a shelf. They're a crucial part of the community that develops among people with a passion for reading.

--Sarah Rettger, Events Co-Ordinator, Porter Square Books


One-on-One in Person Workshop $75

Just like a writing workshop, Josh will offer feedback on a sample of your performance, discuss improvements and alternatives, and answer any questions you might have. Those who sign up for the workshop will also receive a copy of the Complete Guide to Performing at Bookstore Events.

One-on-One in Person Workshops are available:

Saturdays at 6PM
Sundays 11AM-6PM
Mondays 6PM-8PM

After placing your order, you will receive an email from Josh with the next steps.

Video Workshop $50

Don't live in the Boston area or can't meet at the available times? Send me a 10 minute video sample of your performance (either as a file or a link) and I'll send you a feedback and suggestions in an email. You will be able to receive feedback on one follow-up video. Those who sign up for the video workshop will also receive a copy of the Complete Guide to Performing at Bookstore Events.

After placing your order, you will receive an email from Josh with the next steps.


Complete Guide to Performing at Bookstore Events $8

This guide will lead you through the entire process, from developing your performance, to the etiquette of bookstore events, to situations you might face, to alternatives to performing.

One-Sheet for Bookstores

Free PDF for bookstores to distribute to their visiting authors.

Licensing of the Complete Guide to Performing at Bookstore Events

Would you like to distribute the guide to your authors, clients, or students? The guide can be licensed at these levels for institutional use by publishers, literary agencies, schools, and bookstores.

For distribution to 20 or fewer clients for one year: $100
For distribution to 50 or fewer clients for one year: $250
For distribution to 100 or fewer clients for one year: $500
For unlimited distribution for one year: $1000

If you are interested in having me teach a class or workshop please email betterbooktour@gmail.com