Innovations and ideas in Communities
An example of the work we did during last year…
‘Our Books go Walkabout project team have returned from their week long series of latest events in Hong Kong. Welcome back!
Our authors were fantastic. So were the children they worked with across two campuses in the city, the teaching staff and volunteers’.
This Adobe Spark presentation gives you a flavour of the events…
You can see more galleries, how we built the work and the outcomes on the pages of Books go Walkabout here.
If you, as an author, would like to be part of an international author/illustrator tour to diverse schools and education settings let us know. Happy to donate time and resources to talk about projects any time.
www.booksgowalkabout.com – part of SmithMartin LLP
Project management | Research | Education and Literacy support | Children’s Book Reviews | Book sellers and buyers | Children’s Centre development | Early Years Education & Childcare | Community Business growth and formation | Consultancy and training | Working towards good governance practice with clients | Ethical Company formation | Business planning | Web hosting | Web design | Publishing a variety of on-line journals | All our content creation is appropriate, licensed and in context…
Parent Champion project development and training with Family & Childcare Trust | Children’s Centre Improvement Partnership with London Borough of Islington | Web development for children’s centres, schools and charities | On-line journal publishing in specialist community development, enterprise and educational areas | Book sales and eBook publication | Literacy projects across the world with authors, illustrators, children and schools | Local and regional author visits and workshops…as well as finding time to contribute to a range of pro-bono projects in governance, new school establishment and social enterprise formation, amongst others.
Some of our digital assets
If a picture can paint a thousand words, then a website can save the printing of a thousand social business portfolios…
Our social business treasury and ideas hub, where we plan and manage our development aims and project detail. Find us here…
We are a diverse, remote and connected group of long time associates in our sectors – with strong contact books across the piece, with repeat business from our clients sustaining our social aims and outputs.
Our development and archive resource for our community enterprise energy. Processes and information to help with your funding, business planning, governance and more.
In 2017 we plan to launch a range of social enterprise, community business training and development initiatives across communities using this site as a our focus ‘brand’ for that activity…
Our community web business, providing revenue for the Partnership work, but also importantly, communication and ‘idea realisation’ for all our other projects too.
Our retail children’s book business, the power of the imagination delivered by Amazon.co.uk
We also wholesale books under the Dolphin brand to schools, children’s centres and community groups. We have accounts with all the major publishers and wholesalers and use our procurement and literacy specialisms to provide installation and stock for community libraries too.
Our international book project, creating opportunities for authors on one side of the globe to talk and interact with children and teachers on the other. We use new technology and real time high speed internet connections to build bridges between very different communities.
Books go Walkabout is also now our registered UK publisher brand with a range of new titles, paper and eBook, always in development.
This was our very first web ‘brand idea’ from 2001.
In 2017 we plan to revamp the site to launch our BookBox service, a ‘counter top’ offer of children’s books at very competitive prices. You can use them to foster volunteer support, raise funds or promote literacy and reading in your setting.
You might even want start a ‘micro-library’ of children’s books. BookBox will be able to help you do that too. Watch this space…