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Qlovi and the CBC Engage Classrooms with Free Author Readings on December 12 via Live Event Stream

‘Qlovi & Authors (Q&A)’ live-streaming 12 authors & illustrators free to K-12 classrooms on December 12, 2013

New York, NY – December 12, 2013 — Qlovi, the classroom eBook platform recognized by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Echoing Green, Mitch Kapor, and HarperCollins Publishers joins with industry trade association the Children’s Book Council to bring free engaging readings to classrooms around the country with a technology twist.

‘Qlovi & Authors (Q&A)’ will use Hangouts On Air to live-stream 12 authors between 10am and 3pm reading from a range of titles appropriate for K-12 classrooms. Teachers can sign up at www.qlovi.com/qa for an age group, or to join a specific reading. Authors and illustrators will read from select books and conduct a virtual Q&A as classrooms type questions directly to the reader.

As an eBook platform for classrooms, Qlovi aims to contribute to literacy education through technology in a variety of ways. “For teachers, challenges include finding the right books for the right readers, and utilizing technology to save time and improve lessons” said Harlyn Pacheco, Founder and CEO of Qlovi. “With the Q&A event we’re thrilled to work with the CBC to help readers find these wonderful authors and illustrators in a new way.”

Participating authors and illustrators connected to the idea of reaching readers via live event streaming. “Though great books will always be popular, the way readers receive their stories is constantly evolving” said Lisa Yee, author of “Standford Wong Flunks Big-Time” published by Scholastic, who will read during the event. “That’s why I am so excited to be part of this Qlovi event…to be able to interact with so many readers from my office, where I create my books, would have been unheard of just a few years ago.”

Author Maria Andreu will be reading from her new book about an undocumented teenager, “The Secret Side of Empty,” in advance of its March 2014 publication from Running Press. She explained, “I’m excited to be working with Qlovi because they help students access books in new ways. Reading will always be a great joy and it’s important to make that available to students in different formats. I think giving students access to books in new ways benefits everyone–teachers, students and writers.”

To learn more and sign up for the event, please visit: www.qlovi.com/qa


About Qlovi and the CBC

Qlovi (www.Qlovi.com) is a personalized reading and writing platform for K-12 classrooms. Its tools help teachers streamline eBooks into classrooms with innovative book discovery technology. Join them on Jan 14 at Digital Book World for the session “Kid’s Launchpad: New ways to reach young readers.”

The Children’s Book Council (www.cbcbooks.orgis the national nonprofit trade association of children’s book publishers, dedicated to supporting and informing the industry and fostering literacy.

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