Do you love a good story? I do. It is a joy to visit a bookstore or library and choose from an array of titles on the shelf, browse through it and discover new friends or reread old favourites. Nowadays you don’t even have to leave your desk to find a good read. We’re spoiled for choice on the web and you can even look inside the book virtually. You can’t feel the texture of the paper or smell that unmistakable scent of a new book, though.
I’ve been fascinated by these developments and wondered how to do it. A friend told me about Issuu and I tried it on our latest edition: Ronta, the Lucky Donkey. It is an enchanting and absorbing story of the first Christmas as experienced by Ronta, the donkey who carried Mary to Bethlehem and was present at the birth of Jesus. Like all good stories, Ronta will enthrall kids from 5 to 95. Click on the cover to see inside…
Cool, isn’t it? It is simple too. Why not try it yourself? Here’s how:
- Go to www.issuu.com – an online library that is open and free for everyone. You’ll be amazed at the extensive variety of publications available.
- Register/Sign in
- Upload your PDF or word file – it will transform your file into a professional looking document, the start of your own personal library, complete with shelves!
- Copy embed code
- Embed on your site or blog or share it via email, Facebook, etc. (WordPress needs a plug-in)
Who hasn’t seen a YouTube video? Since Ronta is not only a book but a complete Advent Resource Pack – it comes with an Advent poster, 24 prayer cards, a guide booklet and a CD-ROM which has a windows movie and PowerPoint presentation, songs and digital images, I took a clip from the movie file and uploaded it to YouTube. Here it is…
If you fancy Ronta as a Christmas present for your niece, nephew or godchild place your order on our website (and get a 10% discount).
We’ve also opened a seller account on amazon.co.uk. It’s like opening a bookstore in a huge shopping mall. Anyone who has experienced being a shop assistant knows the innumerable details to keep track of. But within 24 hours since opening, we received our first orders.
So as you can see, the IT department has been very busy lately. We’ve also decided to communicate more regularly with our customers and friends via email blast. If you’re interested in our newsletter and special offers, please sign up at http://www.pauline-uk.org.
Any more suggestions in proclaiming the Good News from the housetops?
Ciao! I gotta go now and process that order…