Celebrate a Child in Your Life or Just the Child in You With Lulu.com
April 2, 2009 London – April 2nd marks the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen. Since 1967, in celebration of his work, this date is International Children’s Book Day. Lulu.com, the premier digital marketplace for creative content, suggests you consider the value of children’s books and hopes to inspire young and old to read, write and publish.
Lulu.com features over 820,000 titles from independent authors in 35 categories including children’s books like The Adventures of Corky Rabbit by Alice Rowen Easley or Grandpa’s Farm by Kenneth Danczyk. Lulu authors have also penned comics and graphic novels such as Gaak by Darryl Hughes or When Jelly Beans Attack by 9-year old Malcolm Daniels.
Most people don’t make elective reading part of their daily lives, but the facts may surprise you. A study by the National Center for Educational Statistics in 2002 showed that nearly 23% of adult Americans could not find specific information in a piece of text or make basic inferences from that text. Their 2006 study indicated that close to 51% of adults in America “read so poorly that they earn ‘significantly’ below the threshold poverty level for an individual.” Creating interest in reading to a child at a young age could decrease these percentages.
As a global company, Lulu supports literacy-based initiatives worldwide. The “Lulu for Literacy” campaign offers each Lulu employee a paid day to volunteer for a literacy cause of his choice. They create posts of their experience for the Lulu blog to encourage others in their own voluntary literacy efforts.
This April 2nd read to a child or write a book of your own. Lulu.com places power entirely in the hands of the user with no cost to create and every opportunity to profit. With Lulu’s interactive web-tools it is easy.
About Lulu.com: Lulu is the marketplace for digital content on the Internet. With over two million registered users and two million site visitors each month, Lulu is changing the world of publishing by enabling authors to publish their work themselves for free. Lulu’s creators have complete editorial and copyright control and sell directly to their customers and the rest of the Lulu global marketplace. With free web storefronts and social networking offerings, Lulu authors are fully supported to profit from their work.