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Reading is Fundamental’s literacy statistics are alarming: every day 8,000 kids drop out due to poor literacy skills. To address this trend, Pizza Hut and the National Center for Children’s Books have joined forces in an incentive program for students who pick up books and begin reading.
Matthew used CreateSpace for self-publishing his book and added an interactive section featuring word searches, spot the difference games, and facts about animals featured in his story. According to him, this was a highly successful addition that many children enjoyed reading.
Another option for authors to secure traditional publishing contracts, in which they pay all up-front costs in exchange for future royalties (this path can be difficult and less than one percent of children’s authors succeed), can be more lucrative than working with vanity publishers, since advances can cover costs like editing, cover design, formatting and production services.
If you want to save money while helping your kids build their library, looking for free children’s books on sites such as Swagbucks may be the way to do it. By completing surveys and other tasks you earn points that you can redeem for Amazon gift cards that you can then use towards purchasing books and other items. Or check local bulletin boards such as Freecycle or Craigslist’s “Free Stuff” section for available books that may also be free!