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In the last few months, I have helped my 9-year-old niece Anna with her book ‘The Adventures of Jasper and Chaos' which we have published with Blurb.com. Anna wrote the story, did the illustrations and designed the cover. I helped with editing and project management and her Mum and Dad did the techy side (and all the support along the way!) Anna's school put her book in the library and everyone is very proud. Anna wants to write lots of books and finishing this project has given her a lot of confidence.
In the video, I explain how amazing print on demand technology is for enabling young people to create projects like this.
Print on demand changed my life a few years ago when I held my first book in my hand. Yes, I am now an ebook maniac and passionate Kindle publisher but I really believe this technology can also inspire young people, classes at school and other groups to produce these types of projects. The low cost of print on demand means it is accessible to all and a print book is still a powerful representation of a dream come true.