Gale’s Holiday Book Sale Raises Funds for Reading Is Fundamental

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这一年,我成为了新的项目编辑器Something About the Authorseries. Featuring emerging and established authors/illustrators in the fields of children’s and young adult literature, this series includes images of the entrants, as well as numerous book covers and interior illustrations. Each of the books that have images inSomething About the Author被大风购买。金宝搏彩票每卷约100张图片和12-14卷每年出版,这是一个很大的书。当然,我们可以只捐的那些书,哪来的乐趣呢?

所以每十二月Something About the Authoreditor, with manager and team support, hosts the Children’s/YA Holiday Book Sale. Employees can peruse the many picture books, books for early and middle readers, and young adult works that we have collected over the year, and purchase them at a discount. Proceeds from the sale go to charity. Through the years (the sale has been going on since 1998 and used to be held twice a year), the event has supported the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Covenant House Michigan, Detroit Reads, the DMC Children’s Hospital, Room to Read, and more. This year, the earnings went toReading Is Fundamental(RIF),一个慈善机构致力于激发幼儿用他们,他们的父母工作的阅读,和社区,使阅读的乐趣。

在过去,我是很多员工的消费者之一,购买了我的女儿和侄女的礼物。但作为新的编辑器Something About the Author, this was my first year working on the book sale, and I now know firsthand what goes into making this event a success. Granted, it doesn’t take much to get employees of an educational publishing company to buy books. “If you build it, they will come” very much applies here. But I needed the help of several volunteers from the Editorial teams to sort hundreds books into their sales categories (picture books, YA, etc.), set the books out for the sale, work the sales table, and pack up the leftover books after the sale. Facilities Services set up the sales room, rolling out all the display tables and clearing them out afterwards. Finally, our Human Resources Coordinator advertised the sale via email and posters.

This was very much a team effort, and it shows. This year, the sale募集$ 1,896家for RIF! In addition, the14 boxes of leftover books were donated toToys for Tots.



Jennifer Stock is a senior content developer at Gale, a Cengage Company, where she began her career as an assistant editor some seventeen years ago. In that time, she has worked on a variety of projects, including eBooks and electronic databases, for both K-12 and academic audiences. She and her husband are the proud parents of an nine-year-old daughter and a three-year-old cat.

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  1. Thanks for organizing this event Jennifer and to everyone who helped. Bought all the children in my life multiple books this year! Lots of happy faces during present unwrapping this year!