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Book Fairs Insider - Winter 2010
Book Fairs Insider
 
In This Issue:

• Exciting, New Chairperson's Toolkit Features
• Make Your Fair Social with Facebook
• Running Your Fair Just Got Easier
• What's Your Bookprint? Tell the World!
New Chairperson's Toolkit Login Page
New Chairperson's Toolkit Login Page

Whether you're a first-time chairperson or a Book Fair guru, you're going to love the enhancements we've made to your online Toolkit, including a new login page that offers news and information, book features, and new ways to communicate with us.

Other new features include:
Sneak peeks at upcoming themes
Featured book spotlight and merchandising tips
One-click form for scheduling a Book Fair
An idea exchange, via Facebook, where you can connect and share tips with other Book Fair organizers
Fun polls

There's also a feedback feature for submitting ideas and comments about your Toolkit. Explore the site, and let us know what you think.


Make Your Fair Social with Facebook

Many schools are using Facebook to promote their Book Fair. It's an effective way to share information about your event with teachers, parents, and others in your community.

Here are a few ideas to help you get started:
Create a dedicated page for your school's Book Fair.
Share updates about events like Muffins for Moms or classroom reading challenges.
Include photos from previous Book Fairs or setup of the upcoming Fair to generate interest in the page.
Offer a "sneak peek" at the books that will be on sale.
Use the page to recruit volunteers, update them about work schedules, and to thank them for their help – both during and after the Book Fair.

And don't forget to post your Fair information on your own personal page. Visit our Facebook page for more ideas.




Running Your Fair Just Got Easier

EasyScan really is easy!This fall we introduced Scholastic
EasyScan®
, a new cashier system that lets you instantly print receipts for every transaction, create itemized reports by payment type, track your inventory, and more...all at the touch of a button.

Scholastic EasyScan also makes it easy – and secure – for your customers to pay by credit card, which translates into more dollars and books for your school. In fact, schools, on average, have seen double-digit revenue growth after accepting credit card purchases.

With its secure credit card processing, instant receipts, and up-to-the-minute inventory reporting, our Scholastic EasyScan point-of-sale system will help make your next Fair even more enjoyable and convenient for your students and their families.




What's Your Bookprint?

You Are What You Read!Scholastic's new social networking site – You Are What You Read – has the whole world talking about books.

Join the discussion by logging on and sharing your "Bookprint" – five books that shaped you. From there, you can connect with readers all over the world, including hundreds of participating "Names You Know" – notable names from entertainment, sports, media, publishing, academia, and more. Your students can participate too! There's a separate community for kids 12 and under.

Visit You Are What You Read to add your Bookprint and join our global community of readers!
 

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