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My Digital Footprint

John Seely Brown

The web has just begun to have an impact on our lives. As fascinated as we are with it today, we’re still seeing it in its early forms… My belief is that not only will the web be as fundamental to society as electrification but that it will be subject to many of the same diffusion and absorption dynamics as that earlier medium.

Booking Agencies

CBCA - Authors and Illustrators Visits Database
Run by the Children's Book Council of Australia, the aim of this site is to provide a one stop place to support Australian schools, libraries and other groups in planning successful author and illustrator visits.  The list provided is generated by the authors and illustrators themselves.  Guidelines for author visits will help ensure a smooth-running event.

Booked Out Speakers Agency
Booked Out has long-established connections with all major and independent publishers and can arrange for Australia's leading authors, illustrators, storytellers, performers & poets to visit your school, library or be part of your festival. Mailing list available.

Lateral Learning
The operators of this Sydney-based speaker's agency have extensive experience as specialist children's booksellers and a strong network of contacts throughout the children’s literature world. They are actively involved with the Children's Book Council of Australia. Mailing list available.

Show and Tell Promotions
Located in all Australian states and New Zealand, they represent a wide range of authors, illustrators, storytellers, poets and other artists - all listed on the website. Use the map to your location before clicking on menu on left to get a state by state list.

Skype an Author
Virtual author visits in your classroom via  The mission of the Skype an Author Network is to provide K-12 teachers and librarians with a way to connect authors, books, and young readers through virtual visits. Providing you can cope with the time zone differences, this is an opportunity to connect with international authors and illustrators.