I'm Joy! My husband Jared and I have 3 children. We love riding bikes, playing with our English golden doodle, and playing or watching basketball.
It wasn’t that long ago that I was feeling stuck in my corporate job. I felt like a crazy person since I had worked so hard to get there - I got my bachelor's degree, took countless hours of training courses, and was moving into management. It almost felt wrong that I wanted to be home with my kids more... I was a typical work-life hot mess.
Out of nowhere, I was invited to an online book party and fell in love with the books. Thinking I just wanted a discount for my family, I bought the starter kit for $75. I figured worst case, I got 10 books for my family and a lifetime discount on really rad books. Fast forward 9 months later, my side hustle replaced my corporate income. I never dreamed I would take this career path and I couldn’t be happier. So funny how life throws you curve balls, right?!
This business has been a total game-changer for our family and I love talking to other mommas who are in the same spot and helping them start their own UBAM business.
Usborne Books & More is a division of Educational Development Corporation (EDC), a well-established company that has twice been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of The 200 Best Small Companies in America and three times by Fortune Magazine as one of America’s 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies, and has been in existence for over 30 years.
On March 1, 1989, the direct selling division was created to concentrate exclusively on selling Usborne books. In late 2008, EDC acquired Kane Miller Publishing, an internationally known publisher of children’s books with over 20 years in the industry.
Today, Usborne Books & More distributes books through thousands of independent consultants who sell directly to the consumer via home shows, direct sales, book fairs, and web sites.
Usborne and Kane Miller books are the most exciting, engaging, and educational books on the market today. They are high-quality, innovative, lavishly-illustrated, and best of all, they are the books kids love to read. Choose from over 1,800 bright, colorful, and fun titles covering a wide variety of subjects.
More than 30 years ago, Peter Usborne pioneered a new generation of books that prove that it is possible to create books that compete with the vast media that attracts children today. From activity books, to neat fiction series, to internet-linked science and history encyclopedias, Usborne does books better.
Kane Miller has published award-winning children’s books from around the world for more than 25 years. They bring to life fantastic fiction stories for older readers and wonderful multicultural picture book stories for younger readers. All of these are stories that will make you smile, think, cry, or laugh ‘til you have tears in your eyes.
The combination of Usborne and Kane Miller books enables Usborne Books & More to offer you one of the most creative and original book lines in the United States.