What is this website:

Q: What is this website for?

A: This website is a blog created by Janel, an independent consultant for Usborne Books & More. The purpose was to introduce the books with a sneak peek inside the pages to make it easier to shop and find the right books for your family.

Q: Why does the shop page take me to a different site?

A: The shop button directs to the official Usborne Books & More e-commerce site that has security for protecting your credit card information and processing payments, creating wishlists, and shipping orders. By clicking through my shop link, you’ll be eligible for our free monthly book drawing!

Q: Where does the information about the books come from?

A: The product descriptions, book information, and customer review all come from the official e-commerce store. Please verify all information on the e-commerce store for accuracy. All opinions at the bottom of the post are my own from personal experiences with the books. Images are my own, and taken of books within my personal inventory.


Q: Where do I shop?

A: You can shop for Usborne Books & More and Kane Miller Books (in partnership with Usborne) by clicking the “Shop” menu tab above or visiting our shop directly: http://z4065.myubam.com Thanks for shopping with us!

Q: Where can I find… ?

A: If you are looking for a book in particular, try using the search function to find the title. Otherwise, the menus can be really helpful for narrowing down the selections and finding great books for your family. We offer over 1,800 titles so it can get confusing. Need help, just send us a message we would be happy to help you pick out titles your family will love!


Q: How much is shipping?

A: Shipping is a flat fee of $6 for orders up to $75. Orders over $75 will have a shipping fee of 8% of the total retail value of books in the order applied.

Q: How long does shipping take? 

A: Most orders arrive in 7-10 business days. Your books may arrive within a week, but plan accordingly to allow enough time if shopping in anticipation for a specific event, holiday, birthday, etc.

Special offers:

Q: How do customer specials work?

A: When you add $40 or more in retail to your cart, you will be able to select 2 customer specials! The specials are books found within our regular catalog at full price, but discounted to thank you for your order. You can save up to 60% on items found in the customer specials section.

Q: How many customer specials can I earn?

A: You will earn your choice of 1 title from the customer specials selections available to purchase at their discounted rate for every $40 in retail sales. There is no limit to how many customer special titles you may qualify for.

Q: How often do customer specials change?

A: The customer specials are updated as generally updated each quarter but stock may limit availability. If you spot something you love, don’t hesitate to order while it’s still available. It could be gone tomorrow!


Hosting an event:

Q: What do I have to do as a hostess?

A: The hostess role is to invite friends and family to your event and keep the party active by participating! It’s best to personally invite your friends/family instead of just bulk inviting them to your event, because it lets your invitee’s know you were thinking of them personally and not just as a number on your friends list.

Q: How many guests should I invite? 

A: Plan to invite 30-40 guests for a home party and 50-80 guests for a Facebook party. You will still have friends that don’t want to attend, so this large number helps you have great attendance at your event. The key is following up if you don’t hear back from your guests.

Keep it simple, something as easy as “Hey Julie, I just wanted to make sure you got my message. The party start tomorrow, let me know if you’d like to come and I’ll send the invite over!”

Q: What do I receive as a hostess?

A: The hostess earns FREE and half price books based on the party sales! Ask me about the monthly special for hosting.

See more information on hosting a party here!

Becoming a consultant:

Q: Are there minimums consultants have to meet?

A: Nope, there are no minimums to stay a consultant. You will always receive a commission if you initiate a sale, even if your account moves to inactive.

Q: How much does it cost to be a consultant?

A: The first 6 months all expenses are covered. After that time, it’s just $8 a month which covers your ecommerce website, newsletter tools, and back end ordering system. You can opt to not pay this monthly expense until a month when you’d like to place an order or reactive your website.

Q: Can I become a consultant just for the starter kit or just for the discount?

A: Absolutely! That’s why I joined, and it’s become much more for me! The starter kit is a really great way to get a nice set of books at close to half price!

Q: What is the commission? 

A: New consultants make 25% commission on all retail sales from home shows and eShows. Additionally, you can get certified as an Educational Consultant to work with the local schools and libraries. Commissions as an Educational Consultant range from 17-25%, depending on the program.

Every month that you reach $1,000 in sales, you’ll earn a 4% bonus and a Success Kit prize!

Q: How much can I earn as a consultant? 

A: The average Usborne Books & More party brings in $300 to $400 in retail sales. With a 25% commission, that means you can easily make $75-$100 per party.

Learn more about becoming an Usborne consultant here.