"I have a dream to create an organization with a message of love that celebrates the magic of childhood."
Arlo Jared Lorenz
Arlo Jared Lorenz
Hello, and thank you all for your continued support.
December was a good sales month. We sold 6 copies of Sonic the Flatulent Reindeer, 2 Bumble the Yeti, The Power of Yet, 3 Duck Duck Grey Duck, and 2 The Lonely Bench. I want to confirm that Sonic the Flatulent Reindeer is absolutely hilarious. It was read virtually by a teacher friend of mine to a classroom of first graders and she said they loved it. The funniest part is that the teacher and a parent volunteer lead the laughs, so it’s not just enjoyable for the kiddos, this is a book that adults should have too. My personal favorite line is “Sonic with your toots so loose, won’t you give my sleigh a boost”.
All in all, I’m giving 13 copies generated from sales. I again found myself at Christian Family Care giving books. Today I was offered a seat to sign my books. It was nice, as I felt like I was doing a bit of a book signing. They truly appreciate the copies and I am close to the cause as I’m also adopted (My signed books are included in adoption packages). I’m proud of this business model, I’m proud of the writing. Giving books is a magical experience every time!
A year in review, It was a great year! We published 3 books, and due to not having a day job there for a bit I poured a lot of time into the website. We also gave nearly 100 books! Although we are not profitable, profitability is a possibility. The business model works, especially on the website as we can control the donations real time and have less overhead. At this point, the money that comes in get’s utilized in one of three ways; 1) Creating a new title, 2) Donating books, and 3) Replenishing stock. I wasn’t sure in the old business model if there was enough income to build a real business because of paid overhead, but with the time investments in place on titles, and the website I think there’s a chance. This could really change the “world”, it is changing the world, if the world is a single child. I don’t want to take out a loan to drive the business so I’m trying to build it on self-investment, readership, donations, and social media / word of mouth. What I know for sure is that lives are impacted by the positive and entertaining messages. In short, thank you for your support!
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Looking forward to 2021, I’ve been working very hard on my next book. It’s a Non-Fiction for early adult, and adult readers entitled Empath to Self Love. I’ve written it in quick hit chapters, and it weighs in at approximately 51,000 words. Each time I read it, I feel better about myself. Maybe it’s because I’m telling myself what I / Empaths need to hear. I’ve found great grounding and inspiration through the text. This text really is greater than the sum of its parts. I’m working on a final illustration, final read edits, and then it goes to layout, proof, and finally publish. I also have plenty of children’s books written and in line, and we’ll continue to publish, promote and continue to give.
Thank you all, much love!
I'm writing for the love of writing and the joy it brings. I figure I can defeat illiteracy if I publish in a socially equitable way. To do this I give away one book, for every one purchased to an organization that supports at risk youth.