- Who can subscribe to BPN?
- How much does it cost to subscribe?
- What are the benefits of subscribing as a small business?
- Posting about classes, camps or tutoring
Who can subscribe to BPN?
Musicians, artists, writers, and others who perform or create specifically for children, parents, or families can subscribe to BPN and post announcements about their events and programs for one year.
Examples: Children's musicians, children's authors, and individual performers and creators such as character actors, storytellers, clowns, magicians, face painters, balloon artists, and comedians.
How much does it cost to subscribe?
You have two options:
Small business subscription ($75): This subscription is for small one-person businesses and it lets you post announcements every 30 days about your performances or workshops or classes you offer. These posts are published on our website in listings such as "Kid-Friendly Events" and "Classes for Kids" and are also included in the weekly newsletter mailed to all subscribers. You will have a profile page on BPN that you can update, that displays information about your business and your current posts. Parents who subscribe to BPN can post reviews on your profile page. Your business will be included in any applicable listings such as "Musical Performance" or "Party Performers". For more information about business subscriptions, see How to Publicize Your Business on BPN. Subscribe here under "Classes, Camps, Schools" and choose the $75 subscription.
One-time event ($35): If you only want to post about one event, such as a performance, and you don't want a profile page on the BPN website, purchase this subscription. Your post will be included in a generic listing such as "Author Event" and then your subscription will expire. Subscribe here under "Tutors, Teachers & Performers" and include a note that you would like to post an announcement.
What are the benefits of subscribing as a small business?
Ability to post every 30 days to the Announcements and Events listings on our website for one year. Posts are available to the public, and new posts are included in the weekly Announcements newsletter mailed to subscribers (36,000 subscribers as of Fall 2020.)
- A profile page on our website that you can edit, that contains information about your business and a link to your own website. Parents who subscribe to BPN can post reviews of you directly to your profile page. Your profile page will be included in BPN's listings, in the category for your business's type of activity, such as "Story Tellers." Note: the $35 "individual" subscription does not include a profile page.
For information about BPN's demographics and reach, see "Is it worth it for me to purchase a subscription?"
Posting about classes, camps or tutoring
Classes & Camps: If you are mainly interested in publicizing a class or camp that you operate, you should subscribe as a class/camp. The fee is $75-$250, based on the maximum number of participants you can accommodate at once. This subscription includes a profile page on BPN and you can post announcements about upcoming classes. See the FAQ for Camps, Classes, Teams & Groups and Subscribe here under "Classes, Camps, Schools"
Tutor/Teacher: If you are mainly interested in one-on-one tutoring or teaching, you can instead purchase the $35 tutor subscription, which lets you be listed in the Tutor/Teacher Listing under as many subjects as you offer, such as "Piano" and "Guitar." This subscription does not include a profile page and it does not let you post announcements and events. For more information see Tutor & Teacher Businesses.