Josh and Maddie read ‘Who Cares?’ at Hide & Seek Christian Day Care in Lewistown, PA.
Photo by Amanda Yoder.
A COOL OPPORTUNITY
Yesterday (Nov. 13th), Maddie and I had the privilege of going to two Day Cares/Preschools to read Who Cares? and chat with the kids about homelessness and loving others. It was a lot of fun and it wouldn’t have been possible without Susan Stringer’s hard work to coordinate the visit with Panda Preschool and Day Care and Hide & Seek Christian Day Care.
If you’d like to schedule a book reading or if you’d like to have us come talk to your children’s ministry, church, civic organization, etc. about homelessness, please contact Josh via email or phone (8142053469).
MORE LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE
Susan was kind enough to contact the Lewistown Sentinel to make sure they were on hand to take some pictures and get some background information for a story on Who Cares? Stay tuned in the days ahead for a link to the story.
Josh and Maddie are open to conducting interviews with other news outlets. If you are a reporter, podcaster, blogger, radio personality, etc. and would like to run an article regarding Who Cares?, the story behind the book, or some other aspect of the story, please contact Josh via email or phone (8142053469) to schedule an interview.
NOVEMBER BOOK SALES
It’s midway through November and Who Cares? has been available for purchase less than a month at this point, all of which, makes what I’m about to report rather exciting. To date, via Amazon we’ve sold 76 paperback copies of the book and 9 Kindle versions of the book (plus one free Matchbook edition of the book). Additionally, I’ve sold 27 copies of the book locally. All-in-all, not to shabby for less than a month! (Especially, when you take into consideration that the sales figures don’t update in real-time. Sometimes sales don’t appear for close to a week.)
Incidentally, those sales figures land Who Cares? on two of Amazon’s best seller lists. Who Cares? is #14 on the ‘Children’s Christian Inspirational Book’ list and is holding strong at #25 on the ‘Children’s Christian Early Readers’ list.
But that’s not all. There are two other exciting items related to book sales. First, the holiday shopping season is weeks away––a season, I’m sure, that will lead to more book sales as people look for Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers, etc. Second, Barnes and Noble recently signed on to carry Who Cares? Between their online presence and brick-and-mortar stores, I’m sure this will lead to more sales.
AMERICAN EXPRESS AND SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
‘Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country.
Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 30th.’
What’s great about Small Business Saturday is that American Express helps small businesses to get the word out about their business and/or product through free online ads, listings on their website, etc.––all of which is great. But, even better, American Express allows ‘eligible American Express Card [holders] to get a one-time $10 statement credit when you spend $10 or more on 11/30/13 in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business that appears on the Small Business Saturday Map.’ Of course, supply is limited and cardholders have to preregister (on Nov. 24) to receive the credit. Still, it’s a wonderful opportunity for small businesses and cardholders alike.
We received word, on November 11th, that Who Cares? has been been approved and will be featured on ShopSmall.com. This is great news for two reasons. First, it will undoubtedly result in even more exposure and publicity––all of which is free! Second, it means that AMEX cardholders will, in essence, be able to get a free copy of Who Cares? while at the same making a difference in the lives of those who are homeless in the Mount Union area. To be an eligible purchase, cardholders will have to purchase a copy of the book in person or via this website on November 30th. Payments will be processed via PayPal Here for in-person purchases and PayPal for online purchases. (Don’t worry, though, we’re going to update the ‘Purchase’ section of the website, and have a featured post on November 30th, that will make it incredibly easy to order your copy and take advantage of American Express’ Small Business Saturday statement credit!)
In the meantime, what can you do? You can:
- ‘Like’ our Facebook page to ensure that you stay up-to-date regarding any and all news related to Who Cares? and Small Business Saturday.
- Send out a tweet or make a FB post telling your friends about Who Cares?, why they should buy a copy, and that they can use their AMEX card to purchase a copy on November 30th.
- Mark your calendar to sign up on November 24th to become eligible for the statement credit and stop back on November 30th to order your copy of the Who Cares? book.
TWO BOOKS GIVEAWAYS AND A KINDLE PROMOTION
We’re also pleased to announce that if you own a Kindle or utilize the Kindle app on your Android or iDevices, you will be able to purchase the Kindle edition at discounted price between November 29th and December 1st. On November 29th, at 8am EST, you’ll be able to snag a copy for $0.99, which the price incrementally increasing until returning to the normal price of $3.99 on December 1st, at 11pm PST.
You don’t have to wait until November 29th or November 30th to get a good deal on Who Cares? Currently, we have two giveaways underway. We’re giving away a free Kindle edition of the book on November 15th and a free paperback version of the book on November 30th. You can register for both giveaways by using the PunchTab widgets below.