Compass Publishing is an imprint of Brigantine Media, and I first learned about Brigantine Media a few years ago when I was seeking a publisher for my ebook, Empowering Readers. I wanted to find a company that would allow me to be actively involved in making decisions throughout the publication process, and I was impressed by my initial conversations with Janis Raye and Neil Raphel of Brigantine Media. I signed on with them and we immediately began working on the print version of Empowering Readers, which was later renamed Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-step Guide. A year later, we published Graphic Organizers for Reading: Teaching Tools Aligned with the Common Core, and I was just as pleased with that book as I was with the first one. Mastering Math Facts Multiplication and Division: Aligned with the Common Core is the most recent book in this collection. You can click the image below to learn more.
A few months after we began working together, I learned that Janis and Neil decided to create an entire division devoted to educational publications. They selected the name Compass because they wanted their books to serve as navigational guides for educators. Compass immediately began seeking outstanding teachers with novel ideas to share, and they started developing their line of high-quality educational materials.
In early March, Compass Publishing was officially launched on a brand new website at www.compasspublishing.org with two dozen authors and a great collection of educational books. Later that month I was thrilled to meet Janis and Neil at the NC Reading Association Conference where they had traveled as a part of the Compass Publishing launch. It was fun to get to know the two people who had been so instrumental in helping me create three great books. Here we are in front of the Compass booth; I'm in the middle.
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Facebook page, and they’re promoting a contest right now to give away a print copy of any of their books to 5 of their fans! When you like their page, you can immediately download several freebies, and you can enter your email address if you want to win a book. Go to the Compass Facebook page to get started. Please share the contest with others, because when they hit 500 fans, they will randomly choose 5 winners. If you win, you can choose any print book of your choice from their website!
Now you know why I’m thankful to have found Compass Publishing and why I think this company is so special. I appreciate the time, care, and attention to detail that they’ve shown when working on all three of my books. I can honestly say that when you purchase one of their products, you are setting your compass for classroom success!