Frequently Asked Questions
How does a speakers bureau work and what are its benefits?
The HarperCollins Speakers Bureau is proud to represent a stellar list of authors from all the diverse HarperCollins imprints, as well as Harlequin, Thomas Nelson, and Zondervan. From budget and honorarium discussions to contracts and coordinating event logistics, our many years of experience and talented speakers will help you achieve an unforgettable event — there are no hidden fees in using a speakers bureau. Our team is here to be in the most supportive role for your program throughout each step of the event process.
What types of speakers does HCSB represent?
We are uniquely positioned to give meeting planners direct access to an array of fascinating speakers, including bestselling authors, parenting experts, mental health leaders, scientists, psychologists, journalists, historians, business leaders, creative professionals, professors, and more.
How much do speakers cost?
HCSB represents speakers in a wide variety of price ranges. Each speaker does have a standard fee which can vary depending upon the event length and its requirements. We will be happy to discuss your budget with you and find a speaker that fits your specific program parameters.
Can I record the speaker’s presentation?
Please consult with your HCSB representative. Each speaker and presentation have specific guidelines and requirements that we must adhere to.
Will I be able to connect with a speaker prior to the event?
Most speakers will be happy to connect and discuss the event prior to the program date depending upon the speaker’s availability. Please contact your HCSB representative to discuss possibilities.
The speaker that I am looking for is not on your website. What are the best next steps?
While we represent a select list of speakers, if there is a speaker you are interested and they are not featured on our website, please let us know and we’d be happy to assist and help you secure a speaker for your event.
How can I connect with a speaker for a media interview, not a speaking engagement?
Please submit an inquiry through our website and outline the details of the interview request. We will do our best to forward the inquiry to the speaker’s publicity contact.
I am a speaker looking for representation. How can I be part of the HCSB roster?
As an in-house lecture agency, we only work with HarperCollins published authors. If you are a HarperCollins author, please contact your editor or publicist for more information.