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An Easy Guide to Starting a Publishing Company

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An Easy Guide to Starting a Publishing Company

If you want to start a publishing company, what do you need? I asked myself the same question when I decided I wanted to start my own publishing company. I found a smart team of humans to help me and they did most of the work. But they shared some of the basics with me. So, read on to find out what you need to do: Do your research: When starting, it is important to know how to set up your company legally. This can be different depending on the country you live in. Some online courses are available as...

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Spread the News About Spectacled Bear Publishing!

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Spread the News About Spectacled Bear Publishing!

This month at Spectacled Bear we are working on some new projects that have to do with social media! We are excited to find new bloggers and other companies interested in children’s books and expand our network of fellow book lovers. Social media sometimes can seem overwhelming and sometimes it’s hard for me to like pictures and tweets with my big paws. But I have recently found a new appreciation for all of the people who use social media. Some of them are mothers, teachers, publishers, and they all want to help cultivate a love of reading. That’s what we...

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The Origin of Chocolate

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The Origin of Chocolate

Do you like chocolate? I think almost everyone likes some sort of chocolate: ice cream, cake, syrup, or just a plain chocolate bar. Did you know that chocolate starts off on a cacao (cocoa) tree? From there humans take the beans out, dry them, and then they can make chocolate. There are some wild cocoa trees here in South America. My brother went on a long trip many years ago to explore more of South America. One of the things he brought back was a cacao pod. Over the years we have tasted a few chocolate bars that explorers have...

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Thoughts on International Days in October

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Thoughts on International Days in October

Humans are interesting creatures. They have days for everything! On October 1 alone there are several special days: International Day of Older Persons International Coffee Day World Vegetarian Day I was curious about these days, especially the first one, since I recently talked to my Grandma Masha and she is getting over a bad cold. International Day of Older Persons was started in 2014 to prevent age discrimination. International Coffee Day was started in 2015 to celebrate and promote coffee. World Vegetarian Day started in 1977 in North America and was made an international day the year after that. Some...

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Fall Reading List for Kids

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Fall Reading List for Kids

Fall is officially here in the United States, and every good autumn includes a good reading list for kids. There is nothing better than sitting under a tree, enjoying the fresh fall air with some lemonade and a good book. Do you have a reading list? In case you need some ideas, I’ve included a list of some of my favorites: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter Where the Sidewalk Ends...

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