From July 15-17, Perma-Bound representatives participated in the International Literacy Association Annual Conference in Orlando. We had the opportunity to present our newest curriculum offerings, with a special focus on Red Rhino fiction and nonfiction titles in our premium Perma-Bound binding. The Red Rhino series features characters and topics that are age appropriate and have been designed to maintain consistency and readability throughout each title--making reading enjoyable and achievable. We also hosted author-illustrator Matt McElligott (Even Aliens Need Snacks), who signed free advance copies of our 2018 Author-Illustrator Birthday Calendar (he created the cover art!) for a few lucky attendees!
News From Perma-Bound
Our Series Tracker monitoring tool continues to go like gangbusters, with subscribers now surpassing the 7,000 mark! This free tool helps librarians and educators stay current on the latest additions to popular fiction series for elementary, middle school and high school readers, via monthly email updates. Perma-Bound determines which series to track on feedback from teachers and librarians, information from our publishing partners, and reviews from School Library Journal. New additions in August include:
- Babymouse: Tales from the Locker
- Children of Exile
- Lorien Legacies Reborn
- King & Kayla
- Absolutely Alfie
- Mad Scientist Academy
- Nate the Great
- Queens of Renthia
Sign up today—it’s easy and free! To get started, go to https://www.perma-bound.com/series-tracker/. Happy tracking!
Perma-Bound Books has hired Leslie Bermel as its new Title Acquisitions and Library Services Manager. Bermel comes to Perma-Bound after a 15+-year tenure at the Junior Library Guild in Plain City, Ohio, most recently in business development. In that position, she was responsible for maintaining corporate stakeholder relationships with publishers, building and expanding relationships with librarians and school administrators, promoting professional development, and managing aspects of exhibiting events nationwide.
After a national search, Perma-Bound Books has hired Jerry Mullen as its new National Sales Manager. Mullen comes to Perma-Bound with three decades of sales success at the regional and national levels. His most recent position was as Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Paper Pak Industries of La Verne, Calif., based out of the St. Louis-area office.
Last week, Perma-Bound raised over $2,000 for the Texas Library Association at the organization’s Annual Conference, held April 19-22 in Houston, Texas. The event, which took place over four days at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX offered continuing education opportunities for K-12 school, public, and academic librarians, and featured the annual Texas Bluebonnet Award Luncheon.
Perma-Bound has launched a new website interface to help librarians more easily keep track of popular series. The new tool, called Series Tracker, is being rolled out in March after a soft launch at the end of February. The feature tracks a librarian’s list over time and provides updates when new installments in flagged series become available.
In an expansion of its partnership with Findaway, Perma-Bound is now adding Playaway Launchpad pre-loaded learning tablets to its extensive collection of premium digital products for the library and curriculum markets.
Perma-Bound Digital Expands its Collection to Include Disney Content on Playaway Pre-Loaded Products
Perma-Bound Books today announced that Disney content is now available to customers on Playaway Pre-Loaded Products. With a new agreement between Findaway and Disney, Perma-Bound will be able to offer its customers popular shows, movies, and audiobooks, and read-alongs on Playaway, Playaway View, and Playaway Bookpacks.
Perma-Bound Books Partners with Clever to Simplify and Secure the Login Process for K-12 Digital Curriculum in US Schools
Perma-Bound Books announced today that Clever will provide single-sign-on functionality for Perma-eHub, the company’s digital content management system. Now millions of K-12 students across the U.S. will be able to access Perma-Bound’s award-winning digital textbooks and audiobooks quickly and securely with a single click.