In place of this weekend’s Getting to Know, I wanted to share another subscription service. This one is perfect for all you book lovers -and any children in your life that like books too!
This subscription service is two parts: Letters in the Mail (adults) and Letters for Kids (children, of course) and the idea is that you get two letters a month from authors. This is a really cool way to find out about new-to-you authors as well. I’m not supposed to post any pictures of the letters, which I completely understand, but I was sent a mix of adult and kid’s letters from the past to look over.
These are all really cool – some authors (like the children’s author, Sara Varon) have illustrations, some include photos, etc. This is definitely a subscription service I would recommend trying out. The month-to-month price isn’t bad at all if that’s where you want to start (prices below). I would love to subscribe my niece to this, but she still has a couple years before she’d really enjoy it!
Wendy, who helps handle the letters, says: The
letter is written and signed and includes an address for subscribers to
write back to. The letters are then printed and mailed out. The
authors love to get letters in response and most of the authors will
respond with personal notes to people who write them although for
obvious reasons we can’t guarantee that.
If you have a question about either of these subscriptions, please contact Wendy: email@example.com
Letters in the Mail: This subscription service is for adults, so I’d say teens and up might be interested!
LET’S GET COZY PROMOTION! The cool weather is
approaching and The Rumpus wants to help you curl up with a good book!
Purchase a yearly Letters in the Mail subscription anytime during the
month of September, and you’ll receive an autographed copy of Matthew
Salesses’s The Hundred-Year Flood, just released 9/1 from Little A/Amazon Publishing! You’ll also receive Matthew’s Letter in the Mail in September!
$7 a month (U.S.)
$71 for a whole year (U.S.)
$120 for a whole year (International)
Letters for Kids: This subscription service is suitable for children aged 6-12.
$6.50 a month (U.S.)
$66 for a whole year (U.S.)
$96 for a whole year (International)
SPECIAL PROMOTION! Through September 10th, a 9-month subscription for
teachers and librarians will be available for purchase. Share Letters
for Kids with your students! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.