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THE COSTLY BUSINESS OF PHOTO BOOK PUBLISHING

THE COSTLY BUSINESS OF PHOTO BOOK PUBLISHING | 102nd Place | Scoop.it

The challenges of photography book publishing are well known. Print runs are low, production costs are high, and bookstores and online retailers are pressing for discounts. The rule of thumb in the book industry is that the cost of producing the book equals 20 percent of the retail price. Depending on the number of images to be reproduced, paper stock and size, type of binding, and other factors that raise the cost of production, the publisher can either charge a prohibitively high price for the book, or find another way to defray its costs.


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I have some kids photo books that I'd love to take to print but I don't because of this.

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Facebook Pushes News Literacy to Combat a Crisis of Trust

Facebook Pushes News Literacy to Combat a Crisis of Trust | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Facebook joins with the founder of Craigslist to fix a crisis of faith in the news, but questions remain about who should shoulder the blame.
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I am glad that Facebook seems to be taking its responsibility for spreading fake news seriously.
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'Machine literacy' tipping point imminent, while American literacy rates remain stagn - ...

'Machine literacy' tipping point imminent, while American literacy rates remain stagn - ... | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
While progress in improving human literacy rates has stalled since 2000 - leaving 758 million adults worldwide and 32 million Americans illiterate
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Sad that we spend more money teaching our machines to read and write than we do to teach our kids.
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Community Post: 13 Children's Books That Encourage Kindness Towards Others

Community Post: 13 Children's Books That Encourage Kindness Towards Others | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Kindness is one of the most important character traits, but sometimes kids need an extra reminder about the best ways to be kind t
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America today could use some reminders about kindness - perhaps adults should read these books as well.
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Bilingual books boost literacy at local school

Bilingual books boost literacy at local school | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
[caption id=attachment_133229 align=alignnone width=602] Ohio State Spanish student Rachel Cannata reads a story to a group of first-graders at Salem Elementary School. Courtesy: Jill Welch[/caption]

When Ohio State professor Jill Welch learned six years ago that some of the students at a local elementary school couldn’t read at home with their parents due to a language barrier, she knew just the solution.

Since then, Welch, a professor with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, has ended every semester of her Honors Spanish Composition class by having her students write short stories in both Spanish and English for bilingual first-graders at Salem Elementary School. This way the first-graders can read the stories at home with their parents, who sometimes only speak Spanish.

The project started when Welch’s daughter, who was student-teaching at Salem Elementary School at the time, told her mom that some of her Spanish-speaking students were not able to read at home with their parents because many of their parents could not read English.

“It was at a time when I was getting ready to start a story-writing chapter in my honors composition class and I said ‘Oh my gosh, I could have my students write stories in Spanish, and then we could translate them, and then it went from there,’” Welch said.

Welch pitched her idea to Celeste Guglielmi, the English as a Second Language teacher at Salem Elementary School, and the two women collaborated to create the Bilingual Storybook Project. This, Welch said, helps college students improve their Spanish composition skills and have the opportunity to connect with a child in the community.

“We do a lot of talking about culture and reading about culture,” Welch said. “But to provide a real life, meaningful contact in the community, and to use writing to create a product that (bilingual elementary students) value — that’s meaningful to me.”

Guglielmi gives her Spanish-speaking students an “All about me!” form, asking the first-graders simple questions about their best friends, favorite animals and favorite things to do. The first-graders also draw a picture to accompany their questionnaire. The picture can be about whatever the child wants.

Afterwards, Guglielmi delivers these drawings and questionnaires to Welch, who asks her students from OSU to choose an elementary student based on the drawings and answers.

The college students then write stories about the drawings, often depicting the children as heroes with magical powers.

Kirstie Sippola, a third-year in Spanish and international studies, for example, wrote her story about a little boy who fought off a witch with his magical strength. Sippola said she was inspired by her student’s drawing.

“It looked like there was a witch and spiders and they were in a movie theater with popcorn,” she said.

However, Sippola said, the best part of the project was not writing the story, but getting to meet the student who played her story’s hero.

“All of (the first-graders) were really cute, but I feel like he was especially cute,” Sippola said. “When I read him my story he got really embarrassed, but not in a bad way.”

Ultimately, the project not only helps bilingual first-graders learn how to read, but it also gives the students something positive to look forward to.

“It validates who they are and where they came from,” Guglielmi said. “Here they are surviving in English all day long, day in and day out, and to have something in their native language, that especially their family is going to be able to relate to is very gratifying, and goes a long way.”

 

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Teachers who think outside the box are amazing!
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These Are the 32 Books From Your Childhood That Your Kids Should Have

These Are the 32 Books From Your Childhood That Your Kids Should Have | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
With so many amazing books for children out in the world, nursery and kid-room bookshelves have the tendency to get filled up pretty quickly — but are
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Yes these and then the ones I wrote - The Sweet Dream Fairy and Annie Argyle's Amazing Adventure
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Teach Media Literacy with Super Bowl Ads

Teach Media Literacy with Super Bowl Ads | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Super Bowl commercials occupy the top slot on the TV advertising power chain. Media literacy consultant Frank Baker explains how to use them in the classroom.
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Great idea and so necessary. Children need to be able to understand the ads they see.
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Goodbye Moon: Authors Share Their Favorite Children's Books

Goodbye Moon: Authors Share Their Favorite Children's Books | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Bestselling authors share their favorite children's books. Recommendations from Ann Patchett, Lowis Lowry, Tana French, Megan Abbott, Roxane Gay, and more.
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Okay so I thought this would be just "another list." But it is so much more than that. The books here are amazing and mind expanding. Check them out. 
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10 tips for new writers from a self-published success

10 tips for new writers from a self-published success | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
What are you waiting for?
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Always good to review the basics.
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The 10 Best Business Books Of 2016

The 10 Best Business Books Of 2016 | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
From leading with grit to practicing deep work, these page turners introduced us to some new ideas this year.
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Sorry to say I haven't read any of these yet but they're now on the list. 
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Penguin Young Readers Together with the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader to Establish the Anna Dewdney Read Together Award in Memory of the Late Author and Illustrator | Children's ...

Penguin Young Readers Together with the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader to Establish the Anna Dewdney Read Together Award in Memory of the Late Author and Illustrator | Children's ... | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
❤️ https://t.co/Km7JG5RBlP
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A great honor for a great author/illustrator!
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The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016 | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.
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7 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Sharpen Their Memory

7 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Sharpen Their Memory | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Life is richer and school is easier with a strong memory. Here's how to help your child develop one.
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Encourage reading and talk about books - of course!
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The myth of the disappearing book

The myth of the disappearing book | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
E-book sales are falling, even though many said they would "kill" print books. Computers and television were also supposed to spell the book's demise. At one point, people even feared the phonograph.
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This reminds me of my years in banking when the check was always going to disappear. 
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Children turn to traditional books when it's time to read - Holy Kaw!

Children turn to traditional books when it's time to read - Holy Kaw! | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
With the rush to dismiss traditional books in favor of all things digital, we've lost sight of the most important opinion on the matter, that of the kids we're trying to encourage to read.
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Nothing better than a book in hand.
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Analysis of children's book from 1667 found phonics learning system

Analysis of children's book from 1667 found phonics learning system | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Analysis of one of the world’s oldest children’s books has revealed an early guide to the practice of phonics, which breaks down words into syllables to make them easier to learn.
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Another example of how everything old becomes new again. 
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The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how.

The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how. | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
In the era of fake news, librarians are our best hope for educating kids about bogus reporting, biased points of view, and more.
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Unfortunately, it isn't just kids who need help discerning fake news from the real thing. 
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Authors Turn Unfinished Twain Manuscript Into Children's Picture Book

Authors Turn Unfinished Twain Manuscript Into Children's Picture Book | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The upcoming publication of "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine," the first children's book ever published by Mark Twain, will be "a huge springboard into Twain's novels" for youths. The publication of "Oleomargarine" is the result of a discovery, in 2011, of a fragment of a Twain story in a California archive. That story has been fleshed out by acclaimed children's book creators Philip and Erin Stead.
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Wow! A 152 page picture book for kids - that's something!
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2017 Newbery and Caldecott Children’s Book Winners

2017 Newbery and Caldecott Children’s Book Winners | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Announcing the children's Newbery book award winner and and Caldecott Medal award for 2017 and the honor winners for each!!
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The latest winners.
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The real Hundred Acre Wood - home of Winnie-the-Pooh

The real Hundred Acre Wood - home of Winnie-the-Pooh | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
January 18 is A.A. Milne’s birthday and has now become Winnie-the-Pooh Day, an occasion on which to celebrate the author’s most beloved creation. The first book was published 90 years ago, delighting young children (and their parents) with its simple tales of adventure in the woods.
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Happy Winnie-the-Pooh day!
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How these popular children’s books explain Donald Trump’s victory

How these popular children’s books explain Donald Trump’s victory | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Maybe it's that they illustrate a world to which many of Trump's voters long to return.
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Interesting perspective.
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"Watership Down" author dies

"Watership Down" author dies | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Richard Adams, author of the famous children's book "Watership Down," has died at the age of 96, his family said in a statement on his official website.
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One of my all time favorite books.
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Hidden gems of 2016: great reads you may have missed

Hidden gems of 2016: great reads you may have missed | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
From AJ Lees’s extraordinary memoir Mentored By a Madman to Fiona Melrose’s Midwinter and Julie Myerson’s chiller The Stopped Heart, our critics recommend the reads that slipped under the radar
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5 Billionaires Who Credit Their Success to Reading

5 Billionaires Who Credit Their Success to Reading | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Reading worked for these billionaires. Will it work for you?
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No surprise here but found their book recommendations interesting.
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Who was Louisa May Alcott and what is her famous book Little Women about?

Who was Louisa May Alcott and what is her famous book Little Women about? | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Women growing up in 19th Century Massachusetts were not expected to be particularly influential, or to fight for human rights, but Louisa May Alcott, one of the best-known female authors of the time, was rarely one to conform to type.
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Happy Birthday Louisa May Alcott!
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10 books that have changed the world for the better

10 books that have changed the world for the better | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
There are books that we read for pleasure, and then there are books that can touch us profoundly, open our eyes to injustices and even act as a catalyst for social change.
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I love lists like this that expose me to books I would not know about otherwise. Just wish there were fewer ads on the website. 
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