PaperPie School & Library Book Fairs

Updated:
January 25, 2023

Learn About PaperPie formerly Usborne Books & More Book Fairs

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An online book fair is a fun, easy way for schools, libraries, and organizations to offer parents, educators, and community members a simple way to purchase high quality educational books from the comfort of their own home. In addition to this, it allows schools, libraries, and organizations the ability to promote literacy while earning free books or cash for their organization.

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All Occasion Card Box 1

Includes cards for birthdays, new home, get well, weddings, etc. all housed in a beautifully designed organizer box with matching envelopes.

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All Occasion Card Box 2

Includes cards for birthdays, new home, get well, weddings, etc. all housed in a beautifully designed organizer box with matching envelopes.

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Holiday Card Collection Box

Includes 50 cards for various holidays all housed in a beautifully designed organizer box with matching envelopes.

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Thanks & Blanks Card Box

Includes 19 blank cards and 11 Thank You cards all housed in a beautifully designed organizer box with matching envelopes.

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Kids Happy Birthday Card Box

Includes Happy Birthday cards for kids of any age all housed in a beautifully designed organizer box with matching envelopes.

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5 Reasons to Host a Virtual Book Fair

Are you a school, library, or organization seeking a simple fundraiser with easy online ordering for your students' families, community members, and other stakeholders? Then look no further! Our Virtual Book Fairs may be the best option for you! We have two types to choose from! Virtual book fairs with free book rewards or cash rewards! Choose the type that will best meet the needs of your organization! While we have a lot more information over on our Virtual Book Fairs page, we wanted to start by sharing 5 reasons why you should consider hosting one of our Virtual Book Fairs featuring Usborne Books & Kane Miller titles!

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1. Flexible

With two types to choose from, your school, library, or organization can choose if you'd like cash or free book rewards based on the full retail orders placed on your virtual book fair shopping link. We would love to chat with you about your organization's needs so that we can tailor your experience partnering with us! More on how we can customize our virtual fair to meet your needs in a moment!

2. Customizable

Upon agreeing to partner on a virtual book fair, we'd love to set up a quick phone call or zoom meeting with you to uncover your organization's needs so we can determine your goals and how you wish to promote your event. I have a wide variety of digital and printable materials, graphics, flyers, link trees, and templates that I can easily customize with your group's name, relevant dates, ordering information, book videos, group/teacher wishlists, and more that I can customize to your liking that can be used to promote your virtual book fair to students' families, community members, and/or other stakeholders.

3. Easy to Set Up

After we speak about your organization's needs and pick a date to run your virtual book fair, we can kick things off in a very short time frame. If your organization would like to do a cash book fair, we just ask that you send us your group's W-9 form so that we can get approval from our home office. Once our Home Office approves your W-9, I can set up your e-fair shopping link and we can can launch your event.

No W-9 is required for our virtual book fair option with free book rewards. Once we pick a date, I can quickly set up your e-fair shopping link and we can launch your event LIVE for shopping in minutes!

4. High Quality, Commercial-Free Books & Products

You and your stakeholders will be blown away by the quality and variety of the books and products that we offer for children from newborn to middle grade/high school level! Our books are affordable, interactive, engaging, educational, and get kids excited to read! They feature vibrant and beautiful illustrations by illustrators from around the world. We pride ourselves in the fact that our books feature unique perspectives and offer diverse storytelling and characters, featuring points of view from all backgrounds.

5. Fantastic Rewards

At just $250 in sales (super attainable for organizations of all sizes), you will be eligible to earn 50% in free books of your organization's choice (for virtual book fairs with free book rewards) or 10% back in cash rewards (for virtual book fairs with cash rewards) sent directly to you from our Home Office. There are no cash or free book limits that your organization can earn!

**For virtual book fairs with cash rewards - if your sales reach/exceed $1500, you will be eligible to receive 15% back in cash rewards.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do customers order books?

Customers browse the virtual book fair using a custom link provided to you by your brand partner. Order payments and shipping details are collected through the e-commerce site as well, so you get to relax and focus on promoting your event while we handle all the logistics.

What materials does PaperPie provide for my virtual book fair?

Your brand partner provides you with book fair graphics, flyers, email graphics, and social media graphics.

How do cash option virtual book fairs work?

  1. Your brand partner creates a special e-commerce link for your book fair
  2. The organization announces and promotes the book fair for up to 14 calendar days
  3. Your brand partner finalizes the event and checks are mailed directly to the organization for the cash rewards the organization has earned within 30 days of the finalized event

What are the benefits of doing a PaperPie online book fair?

  • It’s easy to set up and run
  • The quality and value of our books can’t be beat
  • You can earn free books or cash
  • It’s versatile and can be used by schools, libraries, organizations, sports teams, churches, youth groups, scouts, camps, non-profits, extra-curricular activities, etc. to reach any fundraising goal!
  • Its appeal to a wide audience because of its overall value
  • It features Usborne Books and Kane Miller titles!
  • Our brand partners offer you personalized service guiding you through the whole process

Who can benefit from a PaperPie online book fair?

  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • PTAs
  • PTOs
  • Classrooms
  • Churches
  • Non-profits
  • Preschools
  • Dance teams
  • Sports teams
  • Adoption
  • Medical expenses
  • Mission trips
  • Clubs
  • Band & Orchestra
  • Field trips

How do we help you have a successful online book fair?

  • We help you organize your event
  • We provide advertising for you to use
  • We set up a virtual (online book fair) allowing parents to easily shop online
  • We provide digital PaperPie catalogs and book flyers
  • We offer personal recommendations, advice, and information on book titles
  • We are always available to answer any questions you may have

What are Usborne Books?

Usborne books are high-quality educational children's books with unique interactions.

Are Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books expensive?

  • No, our books are extremely affordable, given the amount of high quality content they contain
  • 80% of our titles are books under $10
  • We have a wide range of books under $5

How can I find books that my students would be interested in?

Usborne Books and Kane Miller offer books for children of all ages and interests. You can browse our complete catalog of 2000+ books easily using the following links:

What makes Usborne Books and Kane Miller children's books different?

  • Our books are very affordable
  • Our books are educational and get kids excited to read about relevant educational topics being taught to them
  • Our books avoid featuring commercially licensed characters, that offer shallow content and only appeal to kids' love of a specific character
  • We offer extremely generous school and library programs
  • We offer a lifetime replacement warranty on our books where you pay just 50% the cost of the book if a book becomes damaged
  • Our books promote kids using their imaginations and grab their attention through engaging content
  • Our books are well-crafted, durable, and proven to hold up with active kids
  • Our books feature beautiful illustrations by illustrators from around the world
  • Our books offer unique interactions including: lift-the-flaps, internet links, qr codes, folds, educational activities, STEM, STEAM, musical books, arts and crafts, Spanish titles, flashlight books, diversity, busy books, phonics readers, reusable wipe-clean, touchy-feely, and reusable sticker books... browse all book categories
  • Our books feature unique perspectives and offer diverse storytelling, featuring different points of view from all backgrounds
  • We offer a Read with Usborne leveled reading program

What types of book fair incentives does PaperPie offer organizations?

Offer organizations the ability to earn 50% the total sales (minimum of $250 in total sales) in free Usborne and Kane Miller books. You are able to do this through book fairs with daycares, preschools, public schools, private schoools, libraries, religious groups, and other organizations.

How do I plan a book fair?

Luckily, you don't have to! Contact us to discuss your organization's fundraising goals and I'll be happy to walk you through the process, answer any questions or concerns, and get everything set up for you.

What are the advantages of an online book fair over a traditional in-person book fair?

  • You don't have to reserve a location for your event
  • You don't have to staff your online book fair
  • Your event can accept orders nationwide at any time of day or night
  • You don't have to keep track of orders, payments, or shipping
  • You don't have to manage a cash box or make change for people
  • It scales, so you can have hundreds of people shopping simultaneously
  • You don't have to give up your free time to work the event
  • Customers can browse the full catalog of Usborne Books and Kane Miller titles
  • You don't have to set up and tear down the event
  • You don't have to manage inventory and move heavy boxes of books
  • Orders ship directly to customers
  • Customers can shop from their phone, tablet, or computer, wherever they are comfortable
  • There are no black-out dates for virtual book fairs
  • Books ship direct to customers, no dealing with inventory, storing, or sorting books

How much can I earn having an online book fair?

  • Earn 50% of the sales in free books for your organization (order minimums apply)
  • Or, earn up to 15% of the sales in cash for you organization (order minimums apply)
  • Cash reward and free book reward options cannot be combined contact me with questions

How can I set up this fundraiser?

You can contact us to set up an online book fair here on our site.

How do I run an online book fair?

First contact us, and we'll be happy to go over the details and answer all the online book fair questions you have about how it works.

My organization has a large fundraising goal. Can an online book fair fundraiser work for us?

Virtual book fairs are all about setting a fundraising goal for your organization, then letting us show you the best way to go about achieving your desired goal. You might also want to consider our Cards for a Cause fundraiser which has a 43% return!

How long does the fundraiser usually last?

  • Virtual book fairs with book rewards generally last 2 weeks
  • Virtual book fairs with cash rewards can only last 14 calendar days and are unable to be extended

What are the virtual book fair order minimums for rewards?

  • 50% in free books with minimum sales of $250
  • 10% in cash for virtual book fairs with sales of $250-$1499
  • 15% in cash for virtual book fairs with sales of $1500+

What is needed from an organization for a cash option virtual book fair?

  • A complete and signed W-9 form from the organization is required prior to the book fair kick-off
  • Home Office approval of the W-9 form is required before book fairs can begin
  • Cash reward book fairs cannot be offered to any organization that does not provide a W-9 form

When will an organization receive their cash rewards?

Once the virtual book fair has concluded, a check is issued to the organization from our corporate Home Office. This can take up to 30 days.

How can my organization promote our event?

Organization's websites, social media, school communication systems, word of mouth, printable flyers, etc. can be used to promote your event. The more you promote your event, the more likely it is to be successful and earn rewards.

How long does a cash option virtual book fair last?

Cash option virtual book fairs can last for up to 14 calendar days. You can customize the length of each event, but they cannot exceed 14 calendar days. Cash option book fairs cannot extend beyond 14 calendar days.

Are cash reward option online book fairs tax-exempt?

Tax-exempt certificates are not accepted for the cash reward option. Customers will pay sales tax on their purchases.

How will my organization get our profit return?

Within 30 days of the conclusion of the virtual book fair with cash rewards option, our corporate Home Office will issue a check to the organization for your earned cash rewards.

When do we collect payment for online book fair orders?

Payment for the books are collected online at the time of sale.

Do virtual book fair customers pay shipping on their order?

Cash reward book fairs ship for $6.95 to the contiguous United States and free book reward orders ship for free. Standard shipping rates apply to Alaska, Hawaii, and all off-shore territories and possessions, such as Puerto Rico. There is no option to ship customers' books to the organization when customers shop our e-fair link.

How do customers get the books they purchased?

Once orders have been placed, customers' books are shipped directly to the address they specified during checkout.

How much can my organization make with a virtual book fair fundraiser?

There is no maximum amount that you can earn in cash or free book rewards. For virtual book fairs with cash rewards, your organization will earn a maximum of 15% of retail sales in cash rewards (order minimums apply).

What are Kane Miller Books?

Kane Miller books are internationally renown children's books that contain beautiful illustrations.

How much time is involved with a virtual book fair?

It all depends on how much time you want to advertise and promote your online book fair. In general, the more you promote it, the more successful it will be.

How do I set up a virtual book fair?

You don't. Once you decide that an online book fair would benefit your organization, let us know and we'll get it set up for you. Along with this, we'll guide you through how everything works, and provide best practices to ensure that your event is as successful as possible to earn you the most rewards.

Brittany the Book Lady

I was first introduced to PaperPie (formerly Usborne Books and More) at a young age when my mom had purchased books for our family. I fell in love with the books and the company's mission to promote literacy throughout the country.​ These days I'm a stay at home mother of 2 with my own business doing what I love, while getting to spend precious time with my family. It's only been a few years in, and already I've been consistently recognized as one of PaperPie's top team leaders continuously achieving explosive team growth, helping others start their own business and achieve their dreams.

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