Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of events does the Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau work on?
The Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau represents a roster of award-winning and in-demand speakers on a broad range of topics. We work with a wide variety of clients, from schools and universities, to libraries and literary festivals, to corporations, associations, and more. We are committed to helping our clients find the right speaker for their audience.
What is the benefit of working with a speakers bureau?
Our team of experienced lecture agents will work with you on every stage of the event planning process and make sure you have all the tools and resources needed to successfully host your speaker. From the initial discussion about honorarium and contracts to assisting with travel and logistics, we have in-depth knowledge about our speakers and can anticipate any needs or concerns before they arise to ensure everything runs smoothly.
I am interested in one of your speakers. How can I find out more information about their availability and requirements?
Please submit an inquiry through our website or call our office and one of our lecture agents will be able to share information about the speaker you are interested in hosting.
How much does it cost to host a speaker at an event?
Our speakers’ honorariums vary and depend on a number of factors, including availability, length of the engagement, and amount of travel required. While we represent speakers in all price ranges, our team can help you find a speaker within your budget.
Can your bureau help me find a speaker that is not on your list?
Yes, please let us know if you do not see the speaker you are interested in on our website. While we represent a select roster of Simon & Schuster authors, we can still work with you on any speaker you may be interested in hosting.
Can you put me in touch with a speaker directly?
Unfortunately, we cannot disclose our speakers’ personal contact information due to privacy concerns and liability. If you have a specific message for one of our speakers, we will do our best to relay your note.
I am not inquiring about a paid speaking opportunity, but I am interested in a media interview with one of your speakers. Can you help me?
Please submit an inquiry through our website and outline the details of your interview request. We will do our best to forward your inquiry to the speaker’s publicity team for consideration.
I am planning an event, but do not have a specific speaker in mind. Can you give me suggestions?
Yes, we are always happy to share a list of speaker suggestions. It is helpful for us to know a bit more about your event, including the event topic or theme, the anticipated audience, the date and schedule, and your budget range. This will allow us to provide a more tailored list of ideas for your consideration.
Will I be able to connect with a speaker prior to the event?
Some speakers are happy to schedule one pre-event conference call with the event organizers, but it varies from speaker to speaker and depends on their availability. Because our speakers are often traveling for events, their availability for pre-event phone calls may be limited. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
Can you help arrange a book sale or signing at my event?
Yes, our bureau is always happy to help facilitate a book sale or signing. In fact, we endeavor to make books available at all of our speakers’ events. We can help you determine the best option for your event, whether that is having a local bookseller on site to sell books or purchasing books for giveaway or resale, and guide you through the process.
Can I record a speaker’s presentation?
Our lecture agents will discuss with you the kinds of video and audio recordings that are permissible for the speaker you are requesting. Each speaker has specific recording terms that we adhere to.
I am a Simon & Schuster author and am looking for speakers bureau representation.
We appreciate your interest in the Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau. Our bureau represents a select roster of Simon & Schuster authors and we accept speaker nominations from our publishing colleagues. We welcome you to reach out to your editor or publisher to find out more about our process.