News From Perma-Bound

Perma-Bound Exhibits at International Literacy Association Annual Conference

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!

Perma-Bound Series Tracker Adds New Series for Tracking

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 Happy tracking!

Perma-Bound taps Bermel to head title acquisitions, library services

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.

Jerry Mullen named Perma-Bound’s new National Sales Manager

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.

Perma-Bound Donates Funds to Texas Library Association

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 launches Series Tracker title-monitoring service

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.