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Multicultural Publisher Donates Language and Activity Books to Libraries Across the West Nationally-lauded Spanish/bilingual books, activity mysteries and ebooks featuring black, white, Hispanic and Asian children are now available at multiple libraries and web sites. Midvale, UT, May 09, 2013 - What: Bilingual and activity books for families and educators seeking ethnically-diverse children’s literature Who: Premio Publishing & Gozo Books — publishers of nationally-lauded children’s language and activity books with diverse ethnic characters Where / When: Multicultural books and ebooks now available at libraries across the West and on several sites including: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, MulticulturalKidsBooks.com, Nook, Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, Sony, Diesel, Smashwords and Etsy. More Info: Publisher Karl Beckstrand will be presenting on Creating & Publishing Children’s Books for Broadest Reach (including ebooks and Print-On-Demand) at the LDStorymakers Conference Friday, May 10, at 10:40 a.m. at the Provo, Utah Marriott Hotel. Premio Publishing’s books are available nationwide via Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Follett Library Resources/BWI Title Wave, Premiobooks.com, Amazon and Ingram. Story Idea: May 8, 2013, MIDVALE, UT, USA - Parents and teachers seeking more racially-diverse educational books for children have new options—and more places to find them. This month Premio Publishing & Gozo Books has made its multicultural activity and language books available at more than 75 libraries and bookmobiles in the West. The books feature children of black, white, Asian, Hispanic and mixed races, and come with finding or counting activities, online secrets and even recipes. Surprise twists, vivid images and humor hold student attention and make them repeat readers. Hundreds of the nationally-lauded English and Spanish books (with pronunciation guide), activity mysteries, ebooks and non-fiction books on immigrants have also been donated around the world. The publisher has also increased the number of web sites that offer its diverse books and ebooks internationally--including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Nook, Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, Sony, Diesel, Smashwords and Etsy. Premiobooks.com offers a free geography ebook: It Ain’t Flat: A Memorizable Book of Countries meant to be read aloud. They plan to release interactive book apps later this year. Premio Publishing’s multicultural books have been praised by School Library Journal, the Horn Book blog, ForeWord Reviews and others. While their educational children’s books may be ordered via Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Follett Library Resources/BWI Title Wave, Ingram, Amazon and others, the publisher will continue to donate books to US libraries and charities. Libraries that did not receive a free bilingual book with pronunciation guide may contact the publisher while quantities last. Premio's publisher, Karl Beckstrand, will be presenting on Creating & Publishing Children’s Books for Broadest Reach (including ebooks and Print-On-Demand) at the LDStorymakers Conference


Friday, May 10 at 10:40 a.m. at the Provo, Utah Marriott Hotel. Media Advisory: CONTACT: Hysen Sisco 208-403-9634 info@premiobooks.com Premio Publishing & Gozo Books has been delighting families and educators since 2004. Our multicultural activity books (including Spanish and bilingual books with pronunciation guide, picture-book mysteries, ebooks, and kid’s cookbook) have diverse characters in funny, engaging vivid color. Nationally-lauded (ForeWord Reviews, Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble) our educational stories capture attention and create repeat readers. They are not about ethnic or racial diversity; they simply feature Hispanic, black, Asian, white and mixed-race children and address fear, courage, sharing and giving. Find our children’s books via: Baker & Taylor, Bn.com, Brodart, Amazon, Follett Library Resources/BWI Title Wave, Ingram, Nook, Kindle, iBooks, Kobo and Premiobooks.com (free online books). Laughs, Learning & Family Fun for ages 2 and up (bedtime should never put parents to sleep)! Premiobooks.com. She Doesn't Want the Worms - Ella no quiere los gusanos was named in the top 10 "Best Books" of 2011 – ForeWord Reviews Magazine and featured in School Library Journal. Crumbs on the Stairs - Migas en las escaleras: A Mystery consistently ranks in Amazon's top 10 bestselling books for ESL, large print, and also Spanish children’s titles. Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids was praised in Horn Book's blog review. Publisher/Speaker Karl Beckstrand is an eight-time published author with 16 titles online. His popular Mini-mysteries for Minors series educates as it entertains. Raised in San Jose, California, USA, Beckstrand received a BA in journalism from BYU and is pursuing an MA in international relations from APU. An engaging guest and consultant, Beckstrand has experience in high tech, marketing, public policy, broadcasting and film. He has lived abroad, been a Spanish/English interpreter, and he enjoys volleyball and kayaking (usually not at the same time). Beckstrand’s work has appeared in: Border's Books, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Deseret Book, Children's Miracle Network, The Congressional Record of the U.S. House of Representatives, Papercrafts Magazine and various broadcasts. (See: "Karl Beckstrand - Author" on FB, Twitter & Amazon) Publisher Available For Interview, Speaking & Consultation. SE Habla Espanol. Contact: Hysen Sisco Premio Publishing & Gozo Books, LLC 648 W. Wasatch St. Midvale, UT 84047 USA 208-403-9634 info@premiobooks.com http://KarlBeckstrand.com ###


Multicultural Publisher Donates Language and Activity Books to Libraries Across the West