Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Borrowed Post: 10 Reasons I Won't Stop Buying or Reading Printed Books

Lately, I have had several people say that they don't buy books for themselves or their children anymore because they have a Kindle or iPad and can get them that way.  This frustrates me to no end, to be honest.  I love technology... I have a Kindle and an iPad (that I earned through this business, by the way!), and I do read books on them all the time.  However, NOTHING replaces the feeling of having a REAL book in your hand, turning actual pages and seeing a row of brightly colored books lined up on a shelf.  And teaching your children to use an actual book is important!  Do they know how to look up information in an Encyclopedia instead of just "googling" it?  Do they know what it feels like to slip a real-life bookmark between the pages to keep their place?  This is precious stuff!

I follow Many Little Blessings regularly, and her Top 10 Tuesday post today highlighting reasons she will always buy and read printed books made me smile.  I want to share it with you!  Please click on the image below to read her insightful post.

So, what do you think?  Do away with printed books or vow to keep them around forever?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Celebrating the Little Yellow Duck!

That Little Duck is very popular, and the kiddos LOVE spending time flipping the pages to find him!  Stephen Cartwright has created so many fun and friendly characters over the years in our Usborne books - Check out all of his fantastic books available in my store right now!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Schools, Libraries & Organizations!

Just wanted to post a reminder about the other programs we offer in addition to direct sales and home parties.  We also work with schools, libraries and organizations to provide free books or cash!

Book Fairs - We can set up physical or online book fairs for a school.  The school gets 25-50% of their sales back in FREE books!  

Reading Incentive - Our Reach For the Stars Reading Incentive program, gives back 100% of the donations collected in FREE books, half to the students and half the school.  An easy and fun way to get kids excited about reading and put books directly into their hands!

50% Grant Matching Program - Literacy For A Lifetime is a program set up to use grants and donations to get a school, library or organization even MORE books!  For example, an organization received $500 in grant money to use towards books.  If spent with us, we'll give that organization $750 in books for that $500!

Fundraising - Any organization, group or person can take advantage of our Cards for a Cause Fundraiser.  We offer a high quality keepsake box of cards for $30 and the organization (if non-profit) keeps $13 of that per box!  For-profit organizations get to keep about $10.50 per box.  No up front money required, this makes for a quick, easy and profitable fundraiser for your group!

Please contact me for information on any of these opportunities!  HeyJadeBooks @ gmail . com