WORLD BOOK DAY is less than one week away, Thursday 1st March: are you ready? Back in my days at the LST Bookshop I have to confess that I never paid much attention to it: academic theology and children’s book promotions didn’t tend to gel too well; but for Christian bookshops out there in the back streets, high streets and marketplaces, it’s surely an opportunity not to be missed to draw in young readers and their parents — especially now, where yours might be the only show in town!
So what will kids be able to buy with their £1 book tokens from your shop? There’s an excellent range of Christian children’s books available for only £1 if you know where to look and who to ask. Here are some of them, courtesy of Alban Books, CLC Wholesale and TMD:
From Alban Books, a superb special offer selection from the Eerdmans Young Readers Series, available to retailers at 65p, firm sale, on condition that they retail at only £1:
- 9780802853073 My Name is Sangoel (normal price £11.99)
- 9780802853479 Grandpa’s Soup (normal price £5.99)
- 9780802853431 Heart in the Pocket (normal price £11.99)
- 9780802851635 Psalm Twenty Three (normal price £5.99)
- 9780802853509 Sleepy Time Blessings (normal price £5.99)
To take up this offer, contact Alison Wilson at Alban Books (alison.wilson at albanbooks.com)
Then she worked through CLC Wholesale’s 70% discount clearance list to pull out a selection of Youth and Youth Ministry titles that might be suitable for topping up your children’s selection — but stock levels change quickly so availability cannot be guaranteed: first come, first served!
Last but not least, TMD have highlighted 5 titles from their children’s & young people’s list that retail for £1.00/99p, available at 40% trade discount, three from the Legends of Faith series (Eikon Bible Art) and two others, from Scripture Union and Authentic Lifestyle: full details on their World Book Day flyer (pdf, 1.9mb) and on the TMD blog, £1 Books – Ideal for World Book Day.
Orders may be placed online via TMD’s dedicated World Book Day 2012 page.
This post emerges from a discussion held in the Christian Authors, Booksellers and Publishers group on facebook, started by Andrew Lacey of GLO Bookshop, Motherwell: my thanks to Andrew for starting a fascinating conversation and to all concerned at Alban Books, CLC Wholesale and TMD for their helpful responses.