These are challenging times, but we're all in this together. Below are special offers that our publishers have put together to support readers, booksellers, and librarians. Please contact publishers directly with any questions. (If you are a publisher with an update, please submit here.)
Please note that offers specific to bookstores and libraries are located halfway down.
Seven Stories and children's imprint Triangle Square Books for Young Readers are regularly hosting live story times for kids, author readings, and live online events to discuss topical issues. Follow us on social media @7StoriesPress or visit their website for newsletter sign-up and detailed info. They are permitting librarians, teachers, and booksellers to create and share story time and read-aloud videos and live events using their titles, in accordance with the guidelines of our distributor, PRH. Learn more.
Support local independent booksellers during this trying time by being part of #SpringsBiggestBookTour over on the @BookSparks Instagram account. Every day they’re featuring a new release and purchasing copies through independent bookstores. Your shares help spread this important message of support for authors and booksellers who are suffering from cancelled events. Learn more.
Download free recordings from The Secret Mountain's world music collection and a coloring book here. The illustrations and recordings have been selected from three musical picture books: "Dream Songs Night Songs from China to Senegal," "Dream Songs Night Songs from Mali to Louisiana," and "Dream Songs Night Songs from Belgium to Brazil."
Download The Nocturnals series's complimentary printable activities that includes: Common Core Language Arts and Next Generation Science educator guides, animal mask crafts, bingo, discussion questions, word games, and more. Additionally, their full catalog is available for immediate download on Edelweiss (books for readers ages 5-12). Questions, please contact email@example.com. Learn more.
In the coming weeks, the Quarto Group is working closely with authors, bookshops, and creative teams to connect you with more and more ways to enjoy books at home. This means extra content, resources, recommendations, videos, and other ways to educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of children. In the meantime, here are some activity books and free downloadables that keep kids learning and having fun outside of the classroom.
Triumph Books and Chicago Review Press are currently running website sales for 35% off the entire cart. Use code NOSPORTS35 for Triumph and STAYHOME35 for CRP at checkout. Keep a lookout for CRP's social media for their new e-learning site to help parents and teachers.
Incorgnito Publishing Press is temporarily reducing the price of all of eBooks on its website to $.99. Additionally, anyone who purchases an eBook right now will be able to purchase any fall title for $.99. IPG, Incorgnito’s distributor, is running a 30% discount on the publisher's print books if ordered directly from your bookstore.
Clavis Publishing is looking to bring some relief to parents and children alike by providing virtual story time with its authors! A number of videos have already been posted online of authors reading their own stories with more coming in the next few days. Additionally, there are a number of printable activity sheets (coloring pages, reading guides, etc.) available on their website.
Fox Chapel Publishing is offering free shipping for consumers. Offer is valid on orders of $20 or more (US only). They are also creating prepack coloring displayers that will make it easy for accounts to order and receive high demand books. The Fox Chapel warehouse is operating at a high efficiency level and is getting orders shipped out quickly. Fox Chapel Publishing is also able to offer accounts the ability to drop ship directly to their customers. Learn more.
Barefoot Books has created free activity kits specifically for this highly unusual time to keep families busy with safe activities. Stay connected with others, manage anxiety, play global games at home and more! Their entire collection of singalongs is available for fun movement and music time; and they have video read-alouds of their books for viewers to enjoy. Learn more.
Shop independent! As a bonus, Two Lines Press will send you a tote for FREE. To receive your tote, purchase a book from an indie bookstore, then email a photo of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the address where you'd like to receive your tote bag. Please use the subject line INDIE SUPPORT. Learn more.
In order to encourage reading and classroom read-aloud experiences, and to support schools and public libraries forced to close, Penguin Random House is permitting librarians, teachers, and booksellers to create and share story time and read-aloud videos and live events using our titles, in accordance with specific guidelines. Learn more.
Scholastic's top priority is supporting children as they learn and grow, whether that is in the classroom or at home. They are proud to offer a central hub with resources for booksellers and their customers. This includes access to activities for kids based on favorite series like Wings of Fire and The Bad Guys; an updated permissions policy for online read-alouds of Scholastic books; information about their partnership with Save with Stories; a one-sheet on Scholastic’s free Learn At Home initiative; and how to join their weekly Home Base Virtual Festival! [Retailers: Summer 2020 Backlist Offer also available] Learn more.
NOLO's authors and editors are writing numerous of articles daily to help folks navigate the legal system during this crisis - assisting with critical questions such as rights to paid sick leave, medical leave, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, or disability benefits. Access legal updates and information on emergency orders, government policies, and laws that have been enacted in response to the COVID-19 outbreak here.
Lonely Planet Kids is pleased to provide a collection of activity sheets to keep kids exploring the world from home with these fun, quirky and educational activities. Get creative with drawing, designing and crafting activities, or get quizzical with our puzzles and trivia. Learn more.
Child's Play has put together several resources to help you learn and play at home! Visit their Parent and Teacher Zones on our website for a wealth of activities, resources for parents, educators, and caregivers, videos featuring our authors reading their books, and instructions on how to use their books for your own virtual story times! They will add more resources on a regular basis, as well as discounted book packages (coming soon). Booksellers, please let them know how they can best help you. Call 800-639-6404 or email@example.com.
Cicada Books has created a free teaching resource to accompany their new spring title 'Earth-Shattering Events' for remote classrooms and homeschooling located here. In the coming weeks, they will also be sharing more resources (printables, comic book strips) for some other titles to keep children engaged. Follow them on Twitter to learn more.
Download free samples of Dover's assortment of entertaining and educational children's books. As families find themselves spending more time indoors these days, it's the perfect opportunity to color beautiful coloring pages about important people, places, and things, challenge themselves with word searches, mazes, and other puzzles, enjoy craft projects and journaling, and spend quality time with other fun-filled activities. Learn more.
Lee & Low is committed to supporting educators and booksellers! They have amended their guidelines for virtual read alouds and are posting activity ideas, recorded read alouds, and more as well - as special resources for Spanish-speaking families. Visit their blog for updates on our newest resources.
ECW Press want you to enjoy their books in whatever format you like, whenever you like. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include: the book title, the name of the store where you purchased it, a screenshot or picture of your order/receipt number, your name, and your preference of file type: PDF or ePub. If you intend to read on a Kindle device, please ask for the mobi file. A real person will respond with your ebook attached.
Tuttle, publisher of English language books on Asian culture, would like to help keep kids entertained and motivated at home during this challenging time. They’ve developed a list of books that they have granted permission to allow educators (teachers, librarians, bookstores) to do a virtual reading or recording from. Find the list of available titles and request form here. Questions? Please email ReadAloud@tuttlepublishing.com.
Immedium is providing free coloring pages and activity sheets of 50 children’s picture books. Their storybooks include the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, The Octonauts, Julie Black Belt, The Asian Hall of Fame (Ramen, Fireworks & Gunpowder, Anime & Manga), and adventures about trains, pirates, monsters, and more!
Boardwalk Books is offering 15% off of its titles during this season of being at home. Please use the code GIVEACOW at checkout. Also, 10% of all profits from book and merch sales go to Heifer International to provide real farm animals and training to families living in poverty. Learn more.
Peachtree has created a Remote Learning Resources Hub, which pulls together all of their free, downloadable teacher’s guides, discussion guides, and activities, along with a variety of author and illustrator videos. It also provides information on virtual storytimes, permissions for read-aloud videos, and details on virtual author events. Learn more.
In support of all students currently learning at home, Andrews McMeel Publishing is offering a weekly free ebook from their catalog of middle-grade comics and graphic novels through the AMP Kids newsletter. They are also providing boredom-busting activities and downloadable teaching guides, as well as read-alongs with fan-favorite authors. Learn more.
Patreon Press, a small, independent publisher of radical books, has set up a Patreon in order to help keep them publishing books in this difficult time. They are donating 10% of all proceeds to organizations working to help vulnerable people affected by COVID-19. Subscribers can choose from four tiers, each offering unique content, gifts and merch, and free ebooks. Learn more.
Nomad Press offers a large collection of free resources perfect for 2nd-9th grade which model critical and creative thinking to promote the development of problem-solving skills as readers discover patterns and connections through intellectual inquiry. Download free resources, activities, and teacher guides at The Learning Center.
Octane Press is offering the following promotions: First-time order any quantity at 50% discount with free shipping and 60-day terms. Drop-ship directly from their warehouse to your retail customers--just log in to their online platform, enter the customer address, and ship! (email email@example.com to sign up). If your store sells their books in your online store, they will blast the store's URL out to our 10K email subscribers and 30K social media audience. Please contact your sales rep at Fuji Associates or Chesapeake & Hudson to order, or contact directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvard University Press' warehouse, TriLiteral LLC (also supplying Yale and MIT), is allowing payments due to be paid up to 90 days from invoice date. No deadline or backdating. No end date for monitoring.
Blackstone is offering all indies extended payment terms of Net-60 days and 55% discount across the board until further notice, with free shipping and no minimum order requirements.
Direct-to-customer orders shipped from Arcadia to your customers with COOP dollars to advertise. If you’ve had to cancel a store author event, contact email@example.com about rescheduling and other opportunities for the future. For stores offering curbside pick-up, Arcadia can send you some Arcadia Publishing tote bags while supplies last. Learn more.
Gibson House Press authors of literary fiction are eager to do virtual attendance with book clubs through bookstores or libraries. Contact them to make arrangements. Ebook versions are available through all platforms at standard discounts, as are original trade paperback through all wholesalers. Publisher will ship original paperback copies at industry discount to any library or bookstore group unable to get through regular supply chains and will offer bulk discounts for book groups. Learn more.
During this troubling time, your customers will need help managing feelings of anxiety and fear. New Harbinger has been publishing powerful resources written by professionals that will give your customers the tools they can apply right away to ease their overwhelming emotions. They are offering the following special terms: Net 90 and free freight on all orders of 10 units or more in the continental US.
Cedar Fort specialize in general nonfiction, cookbooks, fiction, journals & books that uplift and inspire. They are providing a special introductory offer for all new accounts. Go here and use the code: SAVE60 at checkout to receive 60% off your initial order of titles found in “Cedar Fort’s National Best-Sellers” collection. To create a wholesale account for ongoing savings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Librarians: to make the most resources available to the greatest number of people, Guilford is working with digital distributors to academic and public libraries to extend unlimited access to current holdings or offer deep discounts. New specials are being added, so contact your vendor for details or use the link below. Retailers: Guilford staff are ready to process orders remotely. Please use the link below for specifics. Under construction: they’re working with authors—top mental health professionals—to provide free tips for dealing with anxiety and a variety of free content. Learn more.
Hachette Book Group is adding resources to their Edelweiss content with specially curated topical catalogs and increasing the availability of their DRCs, both in selection and access. They’re making sure to include genres loved by librarians! HBG is also partnering with BINC and introducing new programs to aid independent booksellers (please ask your rep for details). Their commitment to your stores and institutions will not waver. Learn more.
Interim Discounted Digital Book Library Program
Penguin Random House is discounting the prices of the eBook and audiobook titles sold through wholesalers to public libraries and schools. This discounting begins immediately and will be in effect for a 90-day period. Additionally, they are expanding their terms of sale to include alternative models including pay-per-circ. Please check with your preferred wholesaler for details. Learn more.
Holiday House has created a new resource page to meet the needs of those who would like to connect authors/illustrators and their books with community members, students, and parents in a virtual environment. Please feel free to download and print all materials and link to this page on your website, enewsletters, or any other platform. This page compiles all their materials, which includes activities, lesson plans, read-aloud guidelines, and more. They’re adding additional resources daily. Learn more.
IPG’s warehouse remains open, deemed an essential business, and fulfillment is uninterrupted! To accommodate publishers whose print runs may have been disrupted, IPG is optimizing their digital print program and manufacturing books to order. To support readers of all ages, IPG publishers are creating virtual author events and digital resources geared toward education. IPG has received requests from stores looking for games and puzzles books; here’s a handy Edelweiss catalog pulling together relevant titles: IPG Spring 2020 Games Titles
HarperCollins Publishers is committed to supporting booksellers and librarians during this unprecedented time. In addition to supporting BINC and the American Booksellers Association’s #SupportLocalNow campaign, they’re expanding their digital outreach to help you and your customers stay connected with their authors and books while at home. Learn more.
Cedar Fort specializes in general nonfiction, cookbooks, fiction, journals & books that uplift and inspire. They are providing a special introductory offer for all new accounts. Go here and use the code: SAVE60 at checkout to receive 60% off your initial order of titles found in “Cedar Fort’s National Best-Sellers” collection. To create a wholesale account for ongoing savings, contact email@example.com.