In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, members of the children’s book community—including teachers and literacy activists—have rallied in support of students and educators. A number of authors have also organized efforts to provide books, clothes, and other basic-needs items to children and families affected by the storm. Back in 2012, author Kate Messner launched KidLit Cares, an online talent auction of children’s book art and other items, in response to Hurricane Sandy. The first auction brought in more than $35,000. Messner recently reprised the initiative when she learned of the devastation caused by Harvey. “Like so many people, I watched the news about Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath and was absolutely heartbroken to see so many families in crisis. The scope of that storm was devastating, and it hit vulnerable populations the hardest. I wanted to do something and knew that I wasn’t alone,” she said. Click Read More below for more of the story.
Online sales reached double-digit growth in Q3 after four quarters of modest ecommerce growth. Amazon moving its Prime Day sale into Q3 aided this sales bump. More than 20% of consumer spending from July-September occurred online.
*U.S. ecommerce grew 10.8% in Q3 2022.
*Amazon moved its Prime Day sale to July this year from June last year. This pushed dollars into Q3 and bolstered ecommerce growth for the quarter.
*Amazon, Walmart and Target’s collective performance drove the overall market for the three-month period.
*20.6% of all dollars spent on retail purchases came from online orders.
*Sales through all channels grew 7.7% in Q3, while in-store and other offline sales grew 7.0%.
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