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17
Aug
Recent Software Additions
Posted in Products, Updates at 12:33 am. Comments Off  
 
Today we added
  • Santa Letter in Spanish… both regular and italic versions
  • Christian Twins version to the baby book lineup.

Previously added

  • Adopted Same Sex parent
  • NOT-Adopted Same Sex Parent
  • My Birthday Wish – African American (still being tested)
 
 
 

We received a lot of feedback to our Facebook post about a new book for children with loved ones(s) in the Military. The original post (below) was an afterthought to the reaction to an emotional video we shared in August (Grab a tissue at 1:46).

“What do you think about a personalized story for children with a Mother, Father, Aunt, Uncle, cousin, etc. in the Military? The story could promote the Honor and Bravery carried out by their loved one?”

This is a great idea on many levels. The storyline would be unique and the emotional connection is very relevant to military families worldwide.  It would be a great book used as an educational gift, and as a cherished keepsake that will never be forgotten. Plus the book could be used as a fundraiser for a variety of charities who help military families in need.

Create-A-Book is also looking to test a new creative process.  Our dealer network consists of of educators, writers, and people who are passionate about children and literacy; many of which whom also have loved one(s) currently stationed overseas.  Do you think it’s possible for the network as a whole to work together to produce ideas, to edit and fine-tune the right storyline, to vote on the illustrations, and then have a finished book that we built as a team? This approach would turn a buzz-worthy product, into a buzz-worthy product with an interesting tale on how it came to be.

We believe this method could produce a final product far better than any single individual could produce. For example, even the title to this blog post came from Denize Solomon, a dealer in the Cayman Islands, who’s already emailed a few ideas for the story after reading the Facebook post.

Please let us know your thoughts by adding a comment below.

- Do you think the book is a good idea?
- Would you contribute (or help Edit) ideas for storyline, topics, or illustrations?

 
 
19
Aug
Singing Plush Animals?
Posted in Products at 3:00 pm. 4 Comments »  
 

Plush Animals from Create-A-Book

Create-A-Book is currently working on a new twist to the Singing Plush Animal that will be like no other. We’re looking at several suppliers, all with quality as good or better than the current Plush Animals on the market.

Many dealers currently offering plush animals have complained their current suppliers were either too expensive or non-dependable.

We’re trying to find out if we could help temporarily by stocking the Plush Animals to give you a lower price and dependable supply.

Please email Dave@CreateABook.com and let us know…

1. Which of the animals you would order
2. Quantity you expect to order for each, from now till January
3. The current price you pay for the same animal (at what quantity)

  • Teddy Bear
  • Bunny
  • Cow
  • Puppy
  • Lion
  • Giraffe
  • Lamb
  • Tiger
  • Monkey
  • Frog

* NOTE: This would not include music modules. This applies to dealers currently offering music, that had modules, and needed the plush animals and the stuffing.

 
 
29
Jul
How To Make Time…
Posted in Business at 6:57 am. Comments Off  
 

There was an interesting question posted to the discussion board on our Facebook page that set the stage for what we hope to be an educational journey for both Create-A-Book, and you.

We’re all faced with a daily challenge to do what we can within a 24 hour day. For you the challenges may be finding time to build your business while juggling a full-time job, raising a family, or both. For us, the challenge is overseeing a multitude of tasks to improve the Create-A-Book opportunity, and doing our best to prioritize them based on the outcomes they’ll bring you. And that’s just the planned ones, as  you can’t predict what life will throw your way.

Multi-Tasking

One of our tasks is growing the Create-A-Book brand, using Social Marketing, to generate new business and to create an active online community of dealers who share ideas and work together. In January we created a 12-month blueprint, and listed the steps to make this happen. Before we could begin, we also started two more projects that will improve the profitability for our dealers, and the decision was made to postpone the social marketing. Sound like a familiar ‘postponement’ process?

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