Are you a publisher’s sales rep, sidelines provider, author, or a book lover who regularly visits bookstores?
If you are, you can help Binc spread the word to booksellers about the assistance available from the Foundation. In the past three years, our staff, board & committee members, and supporters have personally visited more than100 bookstores. We can use your help reaching even more bookstores across the country! We know for a fact that a personal visit to a bookstore improves the odds that their employees will take advantage of our services. We realize that the help we provide can seem like it is too-good-to-be-true, that is where corroboration by a real person comes in to play. The value of having our message reinforced by publishers, industry representatives, authors and supporters is priceless.
You don’t have to be a Binc expert, and you don’t have to know the answer to all the bookseller’s questions. We just ask you to take a few minutes to let them know that the Binc Foundation is ready to assist if they find themselves facing a personal financial hardship. Encourage them to reach out to Binc, let them know how to get in touch with us, and we will do the rest.
We have a written a short “elevator” speech you can use:
The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is meant to be a safety net for those working in bricks and mortar bookstores. Any bookstore employee who finds themselves facing a personal financial hardship caused by an unexpected event may apply to the Foundation for a tax-free grant. The Binc Foundation is funded by the companies and the employees of the book industry. We are the cornerstone of a caring community of book people.
Call them at 866-733-9064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
If you would like to help spread the word, we will be happy to send you some bookmarks, flyers, magnets – whatever materials you would like – to pass out in your travels. If you can help Binc spread the word contact us at email@example.com.