Taylor Swift Donates 25,000 Scholastic Books

New York City Schools are the Beneficiaries

Taylor Swift and the Scholastic Possible Fund Aim to “Open a World of Possible” for Children with Books for Independent Reading

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today, singer, songwriter Taylor Swift and Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, announced a donation of 25,000 new, age-appropriate books from the Scholastic Possible…

Tarpon Springs Author and Publisher Release ‘Color Olors’ Children’s Book Series

World of Color OlorsTarpon Springs, FL (PR) November 21, 2013 — The first two books in the ‘Color Olors’ children’s book series are now available through major online retailers.  “Red Ed and The True Meaning of Christmas” and “Pink Ink’s Purpose” are the works of first-time author Nina Carothers and accomplished children’s book artist Chris Padovano.

 Pink Ink’s Purpose is the first in the series of 14 books by Nina Carothers, a stay-at-home mother from Tarpon Springs, FL.  Her Color Olors series was recently picked up by publishing house All Star Press, which is also based out of the beautiful Gulf coast community of Tarpon Springs.

“Although we lived only about a mile apart, Nina and I did not know each other,” explained Richard Nilsen, President of All Star Press. “This summer Nina submitted her work to me and I was blown away by the art work, the concept, and the educational theme found in each book in the series.”

In another local twist, the Color Olors books are illustrated by Chris Padovano of nearby New Port Richey, FL.  Padovano is the illustrator of more than 60 children’s books.

In each book of the ‘Color Olors’ series the child learns one or more life lessons.  In Pink Ink’s Purpose, three important life lessons are illustrated in an easy-to-understand fashion.

“Your child will be captivated by the characters and storylines in the Color Olors books,” explained All Star Press President Richard Nilsen.  “Meanwhile, they will learn important life lessons.  In the Red Ed book, for example, children learn what the true meaning of Christmas is all about.”

 The ‘Color Olors’ books are ideal for children ages 3 through 7.  

The third book in the series, “The Wonderful World of Color Olors” is due out by the end of November, 2013.  This book takes a look at each of the 13 characters in the color-based theme.

“Red Ed and The True Meaning of Christmas” and “Pink Ink’s Purpose” are available through leading online book retailers and direct from the publisher at www.allstarpress.com.

About All Star Press

All Star Press is a print and digital publishing firm based out of Tarpon Springs, Florida with a specialization in e-books.  Founded in 2011, All Star Press is the publisher of 14 books, including “Sleep Great for Life,” “The Road to Recovery” and “Getting Seen.” The firm publishes in both print and e-book formats. Learn more at www.allstarpress.com.

Contact:

Rich Nilsen

(727) 945-2643

 

Changing Landscape of Book Publishing [Economist]

 In some ways the transition from paper to digital distribution for book publishers and independent authors is a boon. It’s true that most e-books currently have high profit margins, and are free from many of the drawbacks of print. Peter Osnos, who is the founder of PublicAffairs Books, states that the biggest challenge small publishers face is managing their inventories. Print too many books, and lots of them will be returned by stores. Print too few and publishers will forgo sales while they order reprints (at higher prices). None of these problems exists when distributing books digitally.

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South Korea Going Book-less by 2015?

Yes, it’s hard to imagine a world without a book case, and the handful of novels we never got around to picking up yet. In South Korea, there seems to be much less fear over a paperless world, as the country has promised to replace all the paper in its schools by 2015.

The peninsular nation plans on spending over $2 billion developing digital text books, which would then be available on students’ school-supplied tablets. Along with more traditional learning content, students will also get… [LEARN MORE – CLICK HERE]