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In February 2012, we announced Pear Jam Books (PJB) and MyLi would team up to run a pilot programme providing Primary and Secondary schools in the UK with free access to e-books (click to see announcement).

PJB was founded by author, trainer, editor, publisher, storymaker, Jill Marshall in 2011.  As a successful author herself, she learned how authors like to be treated.  Hence Pear jAm; j for Jill and m for Marshall, with a big A for authors, at the heart of the company.

PJB books are all fiction, ranging from picture books through to adult fiction.  They are chosen because they are fantastic stories which MyLi’s target audience can enjoy.  These books can help develop their reading skills which will assist our young readers throughout their life.

The word “Pear”, forming the name of the company pays homage to the four formats in which their books are published:

  • P for play as an app, game or production,
  • E for e-book,
  • A for audio book, and
  • R for Read in the traditional print form.

These books will add value to MyLi’s services and we are looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for this collaboration.

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The Kids Come First

May 16, 2012 — 4 Comments

MyLi streams e-books.  It is what we feel to be the next evolutionary step for e-books.  We’ve created it to help get school children reading more with ease but also a way for all other readers to benefit.

We’re in a day an age where the ‘kids’ tell me they get their information for homework and general purposes from what they know might not be the most reliable resource, but continue so because it’s quick and easy.  This is where MyLi comes in.  MyLi is designed to provide what they want and need, how and when they want it.

Likewise, school tutors want their pupils reading more, regardless of the material tutors simply want to see their pupils produce high quality work.  Again, MyLi has been designed to make as many resources available to young readership whilst complimenting the curriculum.  The way we have gone about this is getting lists from each of our pilot schools from their libraries showing the most frequently borrowed books.

The evolution of e-books and the Market in which it resides is still exploring its options; and there are many.  With much research, we’ve figured out a way to make MyLi a win-win situation for everyone affected (Authors, Publishers and Readers).  It strengthens our confidence that a number of the Big Six publishers have shown interest in what MyLi is working to do.

Check out the video below quickly explaining what we’re doing.

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