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SBPRA Authors to Help with Literacy Campaign in Jamaica

Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency’s presence at the recent American Library Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibit in New Orleans was a huge success. Among the opportunities presented for SBPRA authors was our new matching program called “Authors and Libraries.” Libraries register their facility in our program and we match them with authors from their local areas for signings and events. To date Strategic has published over 3000 authors living throughout each of the 50 states, as well as abroad. There are libraries in nearly every city so it is likely these participating libraries will have SBPRA authors living near or in their city of operation.

As a result of our efforts at ALA we have had over 150 libraries enroll their facilities in our program. Among those we are most excited about is The Library Association of Jamaica, which is launching a literary drive. We are proud to invite our authors to be a part of this worthwhile program. The President of “Literacy for Development” welcomes our authors to visit Jamaica and take part in book signings and other scheduled events, including readings and workshops on writing and publishing. The goal is to eradicate illiteracy by providing opportunities that will engage school children between the ages of 6-14 in various reading and writing activities while at the same time showcasing the unique and vital roles of libraries and creating funding/resources for school libraries. The campaign runs from September 2011 to February 2012, with October 30-November 5 set aside as National Library Week.

Authors who would like to participate by traveling to Jamaica, or donating books to this cause, may contact For more information on the program, visit

Facebook profile at will show some of the photos taken at the Literacy4D@Your library Campaign.


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