Dorrance Publishing to Donate Books for Read Across America Day

February 15, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Dorrance Publishing Co, Inc, established in 1920, will be donating books to Books for America in celebration of the National Education Association's Read Across America Day on March 2, 2012. Also participating will be the imprints of Dorrance Publishing: Rose Dog Books and Red Lead Press.

Dorrance, the oldest name is subsidy publishing, has recently celebrated its ninetieth year in business, embracing its history that is unique in the subsidy-publishing field. Colonel Gordon Dorrance, a member of the distinguished Main Line Philadelphia family that owned Campbell's Soup Company, originally founded the company in 1920. Throughout its history, Dorrance has had only five owners; all have held the company for long periods of time and were committed to its mission of offering excellence in publishing opportunities to authors, most of who have been new and unknown, and who believe in their work and wish to exercise their rights of self-expression.

In order to help preserve this history and encourage literacy throughout the country, Dorrance Publishing has decided to pledge a donation of one book for every order received February 15 through March 2, 2012 for Read Across America Day, founded by the National Education Association.

The National Education Association (NEA) is celebrating its fourteenth annual Read Across America Day this March. This reading motivation and awareness program, which falls on the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss's birthday, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read. NEA is the nation's largest professional employee organization, representing 3.2 million elementary and secondary teachers, college faculty, school administrators, education support professionals, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.

Dorrance Publishing's goal is to show support for literacy and learning among America's children and help to give the joy of reading and build a nation of readers. They hope that readers will help them to celebrate by placing an order and spreading the word, which will allow them to donate another book to reach a child who otherwise may not have the chance to enjoy the enlightening experience of reading a story with their loved ones.