Image via CrunchBaseAuthor school visits are a wonderful way to turn kids onto books. But, with tight budgets, a lot of schools simply can't afford the expense; unless they get creative. Author Skype visits are a less expensive alternative, and it's easier than you think. Most schools already have the equipment necessary and Margriet Ruurs has written an easy "how to" host an author Skype visit in Canadian Teacher Magazine. While you're there, check out a few of the other wonderful articles.