Bookie Updates: SPONSORS!!

A number of exciting things have been happening this week, especially as the whole team is already excitedly getting ready for London Book Fair which is only 11 days away now!!

We have been on the hunt for sponsors to help further our promotional campaign for both our Scottish books Ah Dinnae Ken and The Day Boy and the Night Girl.

Thanks to Giulia we have gained support from two of Scotland’s most iconic brands, and it came in the best format ever…Food!! 🙂

We received a lovely surprise this morning when a gigantic box full of Walkers Shortbread turned up at the Edinburgh Napier front desk addressed to us! 🙂

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Nothing helps make the hump day better than food.

But this was only the start of our day – our next surprise arrived soon after when we received a lovely email from the amazing people at Tunnock’s.

Come find us at our stand at H350 at the London Book Fair to grab some Scottish goodies!

 

rrX25BjtHIQFbrpdvleacOKeSfxrstHStcwONLkXaNyMIYewq7BZjFnNRbWe5A9Mig=w1664-h733We will keep you up to date on any more goodies we will be giving away – visit us at the London Book Fair or on our facebook pages:

https://www.facebook.com/AhDinnaeKen

https://www.facebook.com/DayBoyNightGirl

and follow us on Twitter: @EdNapierPublish using the hashtag #AhDinnaeKen & #crowdfunding to get involved with the AhDinnaeKen “What is Scottish Identity?” campaign, or #LetBooksbeBooks to get involved in the campaign to remove gender limitations from children’s books.

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Bookie Updates: ‘Let Books be Books’

Just a little update to let you know how things have been progressing following a couple of hard weeks of negotiating and arranging meetings etc. for both of our publishing projects; Ah Dinnae Ken and The Day Boy and The Night Girl.

For The Day Boy and The Night Girl, following the successful reception of our first illustrations produced by the lovely Julie Pond. We have discovered an amazing new campaign called “Let Books be Books”.

Created by the children’s organisation Let Toys be Toys, which is their campaign slogan promoting the end of gender stereotypes within the children’s toy industry, which enforce and limit children’s development and creativity  from a young age. Their newest campaign has been focused on stopping childhood gender stereotypes within the publishing industry and they have experienced amazing results so far!

Not only have they gained the support of the largest book retailer in the UK – Waterstones – and a number of publishing houses including Parragon and Usborne. But they have also gained the support of so many amazing authors including the current and previous Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman (current) and Anne Fine, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and numerous others like Philip Pullman!

This has been such an exciting discovery for our whole team not only because it’s about books and the industry that we all love but mainly because they are promoting a campaign arguing for the same principles as we believe in for our project The Day Boy and The Night Girl. Gender should never be a limiting factor when it comes to children’s reading and labeling them in a way which dictates “who can and cannot read a book”.

So we have decided to get involved! You can follow our movement to support the removal of gender labelled books on our twitter @EdNapierPublish and on our facebook page DayBoyNightGirl for all our latest updates!

You can also find out more about this amazing campaign on Let Toys be Toys campaign page and this article by the Guardian.