Saturday, 30 December 2017

bookbaby newsletters

Here are the latest bookbaby newsletters for my followers to peruse:


The Weekend Edition
It’s a good morning to spread some holiday cheer. So let’s take a break from the usual writing or publishing message this morning so that I can highlight some very worthwhile book charities.

Little Free Library
Todd Boll started Little Free Library as a tribute to his schoolteacher mother’s love of reading. He built a model of a schoolhouse, filled it with books, and mounted it in front of his house for neighbors to exchange reading materials. Following a motto of “Take a book. Leave a book.,” the concept spread across the Midwest and beyond. Today, there are over 50,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and over 70 countries. Little Free Library is a registered nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. To learn more about how this worldwide movement got started, go here.

First Book
Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 170 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families in more than 30 countries. First Book currently reaches an average of 3 million children every year and supports more than one in four of the estimated 1.3 million classrooms and programs serving children in need. First Book members also work in shelters and health clinics, libraries, community programs, military support programs, and other settings serving a majority of children in need. Go here to learn more.

Book Aid International
This charity supplies books, donated by publishers, to public, community and school libraries across Africa. By partnering with national library services, government departments, and NGOs, they can send up to one million brand new, carefully selected books to Africa each year. In many communities, books are scarce and public, community, and school libraries have limited budgets and few new books. Book Aid International provides books that enrich, improve, and change the lives of an estimated 24 million readers every year. Learn how you can participate here.

During this warm holiday season, I invite BookBaby community members to join me in supporting these tremendous programs to promote world literacy.

Happy holidays from your friends at BookBaby!

All the best,
Steven Spatz
Steven Spatz
President, BookBaby


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