Frequently Asked Questions
What is your experience in event planning?
I received my degree in Baking & Pastry Hospitality Management at the Culinary Institute of America where I learned the basics of customer service and event planning. After spending the first three years of my career in the kitchen, in 2016 I moved into events, taking a position as a Banquet Manager at a Four Diamond hotel in Boston, MA. After a year and a half, I then moved on to become a Sales & Account Manager at a premier catering company in the city. I returned to the same Boston hotel a year later as their Conference Services Manager, planning all of the corporate events that came through. That was my last position before leaving the industry, but it gave me valuable experiences that I now use to help my fellow indie authors create a memorable book release!
How far in advance should I book a service or package?
It certainly depends on the package you plan to book, however I would say two to three months in advance is a safe amount of time. This will allow me plenty of time to begin contacting Bookstagram accounts, make a schedule and work with you to get every detail in place for your events! I will also say, it is never to early to book your desired services and dates just to be safe!
What are your preferred genres?
I have the best success with fantasy and all its sub-genres, young adult, and new adult books. Unfortunately, I am not a good fit for middle grade, picture, children's books, poetry, or non-fiction. I have assisted on sci-fi, contemporary and romance books as well, however I might not always be the best fit for those. Of course, please reach out and we can discuss your upcoming release/event and we can see if Sapphire Ink is the best option for you!
What are the payment terms?
When you book a service, 50% is due upon booking to hold your dates and the final 50% is due once all booked events have concluded. However, we do understand that authors run on specific budgets and we are willing to work with different payment plan options to assist. All payment plan terms must be decided before planning begins.
What is your planning process?
I believe that this process is a collaboration! Although each planning process is unique to each person, here is a general overview of how it is handled:
After we settle on services and dates, we will have an initial planning conversation where I will ask all necessary questions about your events. I will then take some time to contact Bookstagrammers and vendors to compile your event team. Once they are in place, I will create a schedule of events and share all of the details with you, where we will make sure we are openly communicating about any changes or adjustments that you want to make. Once everything is finalized, I will make sure to keep you up to date on any changes or news while we wait for the big day to finally arrive!
What is the best way to contact you?
The best way to contact me is by sending in a service request through my website! After that, I will reach out via email and will provide you with multiple ways of contacting me throughout our planning process.
I have a right to refuse any service requests for any reason
Dates are reserved on a first come first serve basis. We will try our best to work in everyone to the schedule, however we cannot guarantee availability of preferred dates
Shipping of products are not included in the different options and packages. This will be added into the final price of the package.
I ask all of my Bookstagram partners to be honest and authentic in their reviews. Although I will assist you with touring and getting reviews for your book, all reviews are honest.