WeE-book™--The New Kid on the Web

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Unique project launched: International homeschooling magazine features affordable, bite-sized E-Book.

In an effort to implement new, innovative ways to reach out to their homeschooling family of readers, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC (TOS) has introduced the latest mini-digital package--the WeE-book™. Previously published works covering a variety of topics of interest to homeschoolers, these bite-sized E-Books are designed with today's busy, homeschool mom in mind. The combination of immediate accessibility, valuable content, and quick, enjoyable reading, is welcomed by home-educating parents around the world.

Experiencing considerable E-Book activity in the publishing field, TOS has learned what their its subscribers and customers desire most. The first to morph into WeE-book™ styling were the articles Homeschooling the Rebel, Parts 1 and 2, published in past issues of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine and authored by TOS senior editor, Deborah Wuehler. The idea is advancing, and plans are in motion for WeE-book™ production to expand rapidly.

It may be small in name and size, but it's a BIG idea to TOS publishers, Paul and Gena Suarez, and TOS staff members. "Our E-Book production and sales have grown significantly in 2008," says Gena, "and we anticipate that the valuable content in WeE-book™ format is going to help us reach out to a greater and more diverse audience than ever before. It's going to be exciting to watch how this concept will develop and the effect it's going to have!"

Past writers for TOS are invited to come alongside them as they extend into this new aspect of the information era that hearkens back to the days of the old American pamphleteers. These contributing authors will benefit by getting free exposure, including an updated, 100-word bio and links to their stores, websites, and email. The WeE-book™ image may impact the idea of digital display as we presently know it in a meaningful way.

Statistics show impressive developments in general book sales and E-Book activity. According to The Association of American Publishers (AAP), over-all book sales rose to $25 billion in 2007 and E-Books saw a 23.6 percent increase in 2007 with $67 million in sales and a compound growth rate of 55.7 percent since 2002. The International Digital Publishing Forum released E-Book sales stats, which show revenue of $7,500,000 for the first quarter of 2007; $10,100,000 for the first quarter of 2008; and steadily rising, as of in the third quarter of 2008 with sales of $13,900,000.

"Read an E-Book Week" (March 8-14th, 2009) is a little-known yearly event that may be gaining popularity. Each day unspecified numbers of people are introduced to the wonderful world of digital books. In some ways E-Books, and now WeE-books™, are preferable to printed books. There are many benefits worth noting:

1. Available for instant download.
2. Easily affordable (compared to the high cost of many hardcopy books).
3. Many are FREE.
4. Quick, easy accessibility.
5. Can be easily and quickly kept up-to-date.
6. Bonuses and additional related information often come with digital package.
7. Electronic storage provides for thousands of E-Books with less clutter in a desirable, earth-friendly format.
8. Use of hyperlinks; easily referenced.
9. Global search-and-find capability; securing information speedily.
10. Simplicity and speed to produce and edit.
11. Ease of printing selected pages.
12. Cheaper to produce; more competitive with media giant industries.
13. Addition of multimedia features.
14. Interactive characteristics evolving in the industry.

With the many benefits to customers, authors, and publishers, it will be no surprise that the WeE-book™ (the new kid on the web) will gain popularity with today's readers.

About The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is the leading Christian, homeschool publication worldwide. Our mission is to produce a high-quality, biblically-based magazine that stands alone as a practical resource and introduces relevant products and services to the home educator. It is our goal to strengthen and support families spiritually and academically and challenge them to impact their world for Christ.

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
P.O. Box 8426
Gray, TN 37615

To request further information or a copy of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, contact Nancy Carter at ncarter (at) thehomeschoolmagazine (dot) com. Please include your name, publication/website, and mailing address with your request.

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