Preschool book fairs:
Preschool Book Fairs are an easy way to get your feet wet (in a School & Library type environment) AND earn a school 50% in FREE BOOKS.
Book Fairs can look very different from one another, and every book fair is unique to the school and season. Great book fairs can be done with a simple set-up using only books from your Consultant Kit and/or Personal Home Library. You don’t need a big inventory to do a successful book fair...just be sure to have some catalogs available for customers to browse while on-site.
Once a display is set-up, all the consultant needs to do is help people fall in love with the books! As they do you take orders, writing down the child’s and teacher’s names. Have all orders be shipped to you (you do not pay/charge shipping with book fairs) so you can separate & bag each child’s order, arrange them by classroom & take the boxes of bags to the preschool to be distributed to go home with the children.
Here are some ideas to help build the sales
For a more in depth look at Preschool Book Fairs, including specific wording on how to get an appointment, click here.
Book Fair supplies (Posters, Stickers, Brochure to present, School & Home Flyers, etc…) are available to order from Home Office supplies. There are also printable flyers, wishlists, signs, arrows, etc… in the Consultant Toolbox on your Back Office page.
*You must be an “EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT” to service public and private K-12 schools and libraries. This includes Book Fairs, RFTS, sales to teachers using school funds, booth events on the school or library grounds, teachers’ lounge setups, and such. Please refer to the EC manual (in the EC kit) for details. You may order the EC kit through OrderPro or the Business Supply Store on the Back Office
Here are some SAMPLE SET-UPS of Preschool/Daycare Book Fairs:
As you start working with schools (preschool or K-12) and libraries, you'll often run into organizations already working with Scholastic. This is great; children reading books is always great...but let's be honest, we want them to read/buy Usborne Books too!
It's important that you explain to organizers that it doesn't need to one or the other. Having BOTH suits the ALL the NEEDS of families. Our books are different than Scholastic's in that we have a wider range of non-fiction, amazing art and activity books. We also have some 'unexpected' twists, like shine-a-light, wind-up and internet linked books. Bring them a few titles and let them touch the books; they'll see that the quality is higher (than Scholastic) and the books will speak for themselves.
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