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.