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Help us Get to our Goal of Free Hardcopies!

Help us Get to our Goal of Free Hardcopies!

I’ve all the time harboured the thought behind my thoughts that we’d be capable of give away arduous copies sooner or later. We did, the truth is, have a printing firm which printed about 10,000 books as soon as, and gave them to communities, and we additionally sponsored a ebook drive within the US, and we’ve got given away fairly a number of of certainly one of my commercially revealed books. However that was it.

Whereas I do know that sadly the weblog shouldn’t be anyplace close to as nicely learn in comparison with our important web page, right here’s hoping a extremely useful trigger may assist unfold this submit….

If you wish to skip the arduous half and assist FKB get to of aim of “Free Hardcopies”

All it is advisable to do is share this submit!…(Sharing’s caring…Clearly provided that you assume the useful resource is cool, that’s, and sharing with individuals you additionally assume would really like it 🙂

So, no, I’m not asking for donations or something – if we get shared, we’ll attain the goal faster, if we don’t we’ll attain it anyhow, however somewhat slower….If you wish to assist youngsters get books – merely have a look round, and share this submit, or share the location, or any of the books right here you take pleasure in, with individuals you assume may also take pleasure in it!

A bit about our Youngsters’s E-book Content material Mannequin…

The way it works? Readers, academics, and fogeys, come to our website as a result of we publish a ton of nice free content material for youngsters and ESL learners  to learn (we at present have about 500 books out there, all of that are personally high quality checked earlier than approval and add). Guests sometimes click on on the promoting, if it’s one thing that they’re in search of (because of google matched content material :-), and we get a couple of cents….over time we’ve come to have a reasonably loyal following, and attracted a couple of hundred thousand guests each month, and this implies a couple of cents grows into a couple of dollars, or kilos in my case…, and sure – now I need to put a few of this apart to provide again, and what higher method than for e-book donations.

The extra individuals, youngsters, mother and father, academics, youngsters e-book authors, discover out about our website, the extra we’ll have nice free content material to offer to readers, ( since extra individuals additionally means extra youngsters guide authors on the lookout for locations to advertise their work 🙂 …once more all completely free, with because of Larry and Sergey (aka GOOGLE) my heros!

So to sum it up, when you share with individuals you assume will take pleasure in these books, then extra individuals discover our website and benefit from the nice completely free assets, and the faster we get to the aim of exhausting copies.

(I really feel like my little woman cringing each time she says “click on the like button”…lol, she’s now dreaming of a youtube channel, and she or he’s truly fairly pure at speaking on the digital camera, completely in contrast to me…I’ll put a hyperlink up when she works a bit more durable on the modifying and never chasing shiny objects like overdone posts, or when she merely asks me lol, however it so sucks asking for assist – promoting, however that’s what web sites are all about…SSP, argh, cringe!)

Okay, last small request earlier than I get onto the FREE HARD COPIES venture itself, please if you recognize any authors who may need to publish a free guide they’ve to assist promote their paid work, that is additionally drastically recognize, since we love content material! One in every of my favorite authors on the location, Kanika G, tells me she will get learn right here far more than at Smashwords – they is perhaps greater, positive, however we’re much more focused (by the best way, Kanika’s ebook The New Child, an superior guide about variations and variety, at present has round 60 feedback, and 57 wonderful votes four.26 general, wow, and nicely carried out Kanika!).

Once more – extra content material = extra joyful youngsters studying; which all get’s us nearer to FREE HARD COPIES!!!

Free Youngsters Books Hardcopies – The Venture!

What I’m actually in search of proper now when it comes to the undertaking, (since proper now google themselves are doing an ideal job of sending us visitors, once more thanks guys!), is to generate some concepts to assist FKB get to our purpose of offering free arduous copies, ideally of books on the location, for teenagers in want.

The questions I want to seek out solutions to are

  1. Discovering printing companions to return on board and help with wholesale printing – printing image books is sort of costly on brief runs and we might attain much more youngsters if we discover printing companions for this enterprise, prepared to print at value, in numerous worldwide places to scale back delivery prices.
  2. Attain out to influencers and NGOs within the blogosphere to assist us share the imaginative and prescient on their blogs and newsletters.
  3. Discover cost-effective technique of distributing the books.
  4. Discover youngsters who actually need the books.
  5. Determine a choice of books and their corresponding age or grade vary for distribution.
  6. Discover companion NGOs for distribution.
  7. What authors assume? Do they want to donate or be compensated?…I’m fairly positive I do know this reply, from any of you who’ve multiple ebook on this website, you’re like a household to me, and due to all of you a lot, for getting us so far! 

I’d actually welcome suggestions when it comes to strategies, presents, assist sharing this purpose, and requests for the free books.

Arduous Copy Free Books Eligibility

To start with I’d respect requests and motivations from underfunded faculties and impoverished communities or NGO organisations aiding underprivileged communities and faculties, the place books could be delivered to at least one level to succeed in many youngsters. Requests ought to include particulars of the necessity, numbers of youngsters, varieties of books they want.

If you understand of somebody in want – please refer them to us!

FKB NEws image - super cow to the rescueFKB’s superhero, supercow – what would I do with out him?

Develop into a Literacy Superhero

Serving to with tasks like this can be a big, if not superhero like feat for a small quantity of effort. Academics, why not assist share together with your courses, and let college students provide you with some concepts? Homeschoolers, how a few analysis undertaking for the youngsters into the place books could be wanted? Printers – your work can be completely paid, there would simply be no revenue, so slightly effort, in change for some actually nice goodwill.

Publish Replace!

I’ve simply acquired in contact with an NGO, Books for Africa, they usually’re excited to assist us attain our goals! And they’re able to understand how :-). So I feel partnering with the suitable NGOs is our first step (level 6), and it will lead us in the appropriate path to seek out bodily houses for all the great books right here.

I’ve now reached a contact by way of Books for Africa in my very own nation by way of the actually useful individuals at Books for Africa, and this can be our first level of name! Wanting ahead to assembly up with him this weekend or early subsequent week!!!

Simply discovered a tremendous story of Maria Keller, who labored out how to do that all when she was simply eight! Her non-profit,, has now given away 2.6 million books (pver four million US in donations) and counting! I’m going to succeed in out to Learn Certainly, Maria’s non-profit, I’m positive they’ll have some concepts.


Ps, this cool woman on You, Sure You! has now develop into the unofficial mascot for this undertaking, what do you assume? – I’m going to contact Guide Sprint to see if the writer has a remark, and maybe we’ll make this guide one of many first on out record or printables. The best way to decide books however? Academics on the market?

Publish Replace II!!!

Simply acquired a very encouraging e mail from Julia at BookDash. In case you didn’t discover a considerable amount of our early reader books (“toddler” class) come from BookDash. Two issues stand out, first I can’t consider they run the entire NGO with simply two employees!!! Staggering. Second she has apparently close to perfected the distribution of onerous copies and given away near half one million as well. I’m completely stoked to know Julia is occupied with serving to us get this initiative off the bottom, and I additionally discovered a good friend right here who may do the arduous work whereas I’m off flying or one thing much less exhausting work like. Subsequent part making an attempt to allocate and lift funds….So happy to report a lot help, stand by for footage from BookDash on their initiatives.



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