Did you know that this Saturday is Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day?
The idea is the brainchild of author Jenny Milchman. Of the day, Jenny says, “Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day began when my children were little and I was going to story time at bookstores nearly every week. Did all children know the pleasure of spending time in a bookstore? I wondered. Of being drawn into a magic world for a while, then being left to choose treasures on the shelf? I wanted to begin a holiday that would expose as many kids as possible to this joy.”
This year marks the second annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day.
If you are the author or publisher of a children’s book, you can capitalize on this day to get some exposure for your books. After all, not all parents may be able to physically take their children to a bookstore on December 3. Some live too far from a local bookstore, others may just be too busy.
Why not offer a discount on your children’s books for Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day? Encourage parents to take their children to your virtual bookstore if they can’t get to a physical bookstore and offer them a great discount on your books as an incentive. After all, December is a Christmas gift shopping month. Remind parents that they can purchase books for their children at the discounted price, but that they can also pick up an additional book as a gift for one of their children’s friends or maybe a niece or nephew.
The official Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day offers free digital images you can use in your promotional efforts.