This Valentine’s day, there’s no better way to express your feelings than in an original handwritten love letter. If you’re not feeling poetic, skip the “roses are red, violets are blue,” but do make it personal with your handwriting and a pretty piece of paper. Handwritten love letters have connected people for generations. Some of the most famous love letters include notes from (and to) noted actors, authors and artists, such as Marlene Dietrich, Ernest Hemingway, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Handwriting adds a personal touch to your message, and it can turn your love letter into a historical heirloom. John Adams, the second president of the United States, exchanged more than 1,000 letters with his wife, Abigail Smith Adams, during their courtship, after their marriage and well into his political career. Click read more below for additional detail.
The July edition of the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program showed a clear divide between the current fortunes of trade and educational publishers.
Sales of adult books rose 20.9% in the month over July 2019, and sales in the children/young adult category increased 14.5%. Sales of religious books were up 4% over July 2019. In contrast, sales in the K-12 instructional materials category fell 24.9% compared to last July, while sales in the higher educational course materials segment fell 21.9%. Overall, industry sales from the 1,361 publishers who report sales to the AAP fell 9.4% in the month, and were down 5.8% in the first seven months of 2020 compared to a year ago.
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