Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shakin' Up Young Readers!

Welcome to Quake. You’re probably wondering where we got the name for this division of Echelon Press LLC. It’s pretty simple, really. Having been a long time advocate for literacy and understanding the need for a stronger presence of books in the lives of the young, I decided I wanted to offer young readers a line of books they would WANT to read. To put it simply, I want to shake up young readers. I thought about it for a while. So what shakes? Earthquakes! Long word. Quake! Shakin’ up young readers! There you go.

There are plenty of books out there that kids HAVE to read, and unfortunaty, when you MAKE kids read, they rarely enjoy those stories. So I went in search of authors who would write books for the sole purpose of pleasure. It’s not just about fun and games. We want to make make kids feel things. We want them to laugh, cry, and maybe even get angry when they’re buried deep in the lives of our characters.

Quake hasn’t been around a long time, but we intend to say for as long as readers continue to embrace our stories.

We hope you’ll visit site often and that you let your kids do the same. It’s not really about you and I, it is about young readers and letting them have a say in what they read.

Happy Reading!
Karen Syed, President
Echelon Press LLC

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