Whether you are a scout, band or orchestra member; play sports or a participant in cheer, drill, theater, academic excellence, dance, 4-H, or are a member of a church, club, social group, or a coach, band or soccer mom trying to raise money for uniforms, equipment or travel destinations or a teacher needing money for classroom supplies, field trips or parties, or a chamber needing to raise funds for a community 4th of July fireworks celebration, a food pantry, animal sanctuary, or helping with some grave community tragedy (house fire, car accident, illness, funeral expenses, medical bills) we will help you raise money.
A note from the Publisher:
Our authors are proud to help communities around the country. They get to expand their readership in meaningful ways while helping youth and organizations raise money for their very worthwhile endeavors.
1. To bring smiles & happy hearts to young readers of our children's books.
2. To offer compelling novels for teens & adults.
3. To form Community Partnerships.
4. To help raise the much needed money for your cause.
5. To provide kids with work experience to make their own money.
This is our culture here at Kodel Publishing. To view our current publishing list simply enter 'The Kodel Group ' into the Amazon search box. These are the books you will select from to build your inventory.
Our partnership with you is very similar to the Girl Scout cookie business model. We provide the product, you provide the sales force. (Bake sales & car washes are so last year.) You can raise $25,000+ as easy as A-B-C...for your teams, bands, travel needs, animals, friends, families, neighbors & colleagues.
Raise money for yourself, club, group or organization selling our books. This is a superb entrepreneurial experience for children. The logistics are quite manageable, efficient and fun. This can be a one-time or continuing partnership.
Our talented, local authors and illustrators have produced some outstanding books in fiction, non-fiction, children's, detective, sci-fi, & romance, as well as some delicious cookbooks too.
Our entire publishing list is available for fundraising. Currently, we have 30 titles in print appealing to a wide customer base giving you a great variety to choose from when selecting your inventory.
As a rule of thumb, depending on the title, you can earn from $5 to $20 per book. The average retail price is $9.95. The lowest priced book is $4. The highest, is $24.95. You have permission to sell your inventory below retail pricing to stimulate sales. You can raise a lot of money pretty quickly, depending on the size of your group, club or organizational efforts. More if you utilize social media effectively.
Help Wanted: KIDS (Up & Coming Entrepreneurs)
Beyond fundraising we also offer you the chance to earn money and learn skills running your own small business. Earn your own money selling books from our publishing list. This is so much better than having a paper route or lemonade stand. The sky's the limit.
Introduce yourself with a polite, inviting smile and the world welcomes you. Always dress for success. Uniforms and name tags help identify you as a professional. Be kind, courteous and well-groomed when dealing with the public and you will go far. Based on your efforts, knowledge of your product, positive attitude, personality, confidence & customer service you will learn salesmanship, inventory management, fulfillment, responsibility, accountability and cash! You must be dependable & energetic. We encourage initiative. You must save 20% for college. Deal?
A. Children's Storybooks - $4 each.
B. Children's Coloring books - $3 each.
C. Paperback Novels - $5 each.
D. Cookbooks - $7 each.
E. Delivery 10-15 days (so plan accordingly).
F. All orders must be prepaid ~ (Cash, Check, PayPal, Money Orders & Credit Cards accepted).
G. Freight 44 cents per book.
1. These are your books to use in your sales and/or presentations.
2. Having books available to sell gives you immediate access to your funds. It also saves you from fulfillment responsibilities later on which can be problematic, time consuming or labor intensive.
3. If you take orders using prepaid order sheets, it is your responsibility for fulfillment. This can be accomplished by offering a centralized pick-up location. It is cost prohibitive for you to mail books to individual customers.
4. We simply cannot supply you with 'free' inventory as you can well imagine. Books in your possession can become lost or damaged and therefore not returnable to us so we have eliminated that financial risk in this fundraising/business model. It is your responsibility to keep your inventory in good condition for sales. We offer our books to you at cost so you can make the profit. The upside for our authors is, they get the much needed exposure for their books which helps them build a larger, worldwide, bestselling readership.
PRINT ON DEMAND (POD)
Our business model is highly efficient. We only print books where we have prepaid purchase orders.
ONLINE SALES - YOUR WEBSITE
You may sell our books on your websites.
Fundraising offline is limiting in scope because of the localized footprint but you will have immediate access to the money you collect.
SCOPE - SOCIAL MEDIA
You determine how to best maximize your fundraising efforts. Depending on the size of your group and the far-reaching global implications of social media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Linkedin, etc.) you will be amazed at how much you can do for those you are trying to help.
Using the power & vastness of social media you can generate online sales far beyond the scope of just setting up tables outside of big box stores, or in parking lots, fairs, markets or canvassing neighborhoods ringing door bells.
In fact, using the internet, your tipping point can come as early as overnight, earning you far more than your projected goals or expectations!
People are generous; especially when they are supporting fundraisers & especially when they get something for the give. Never underestimate the kindness of others...
BEYOND THE BORDERS
Depending on your club, group or organizational reach, you can expand your fundraising efforts into many countries in tremendous ways. High school exchange programs & foreign language classes can benefit greatly by partnering with their sister cities/schools.
Utilizing boosted Facebook ads, posts & shares, Google Ads, Amazon, Amazon Global, Audible and iTunes where many of our books are sold/fulfilled in three formats: print, eBooks and audiobooks around the globe in approximately 110 countries including USA, Canada, Australia, France, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Japan, India, Germany, United Kingdom, Wales, England, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, China, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, etc., imagine the possibilities...
Contact us when you are ready to begin raising some serious money for your event.
Good luck with your fundraising efforts.
In honor & service to our communities,
Steve William Laible, MBA
Captain, USAF (Ret)
Publisher, The Kodel Group, LLC
Creator, First Draft Cartoons:
~ Stevie Tenderheart comic strip
Author, Stevie Tenderheart books
The Kodel Group, LLC
PO Box 38
Grants Pass, Oregon 97528
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