FAQs & Contact Angela
Because I receive hundreds of messages each day, I wanted to create a page where you can access quick answers without having to wait for me to email you back. Please choose your question type from the options below:
My Books and eBooks
Teacher Tshirts and Spreadshirt Merchandise
Promotion, Social Media, and Resource Sharing
Speaking and Professional Development
Personal & Individual Questions
I signed up for your email list but I’m not getting the messages.
Thanks for subscribing! I use MailChimp to send my newsletter, and sometimes there’s a delay in between sign up and the confirmation email. Please check your junk mail/spam folder to make sure my message didn’t end up there.
I didn’t get/can’t open the link to download the Avoiding the Paper Trap PDF.
You can view it here.
MY BOOKS AND EBOOKS
I bought the eBook but didn’t receive the email/can’t open the link.
Thanks! so much for your purchase! I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble. The download link is sent automatically after purchase—it’s possible it went to your spam/junk mail folder. If you don’t see it there, or are unable to open the link inside, email me and I will send the file to you directly.
I’m having a problem with the order for my print book.
If you can’t place your order or didn’t receive it, please email me.
Do you offer a discount on multiple copies of your books?
Yes. Email me to let me know how many copies you need and the shipping address, and I will send you a quote.
I can’t access the printables from The Cornerstone book.
Sorry you’re having trouble! Try accessing the page from this link. Make sure you are entering the password (the very last word in the book, on the ‘Afterword’ page) in lowercase letters.
Do you send review copies of your book?
Yes. Please email me with the title of the book you’d like to review and share a little bit about your background and interest in the book.
Do you offer bookseller discounts?
Yes, 50%. Email me with the book titles you want to order, the number of copies you need of each, and the mailing address you need them shipped to. I will send you an exact quote with shipping fees. I do accept purchase orders. Here are the ISBNs for your reference:
978-0-9823127-0-4 The Cornerstone
978-0-9823127-2-8 The Awakened Devotional Guide
Do you accept purchase orders?
Yes, I do accept purchase orders for books, webinars, and curriculum resources.
Do you offer a discount on multiple copies of your TpT resources?
Yes. If you are interested in buying multiple licenses for my TeachersPayTeachers materials so that you can share them with other teachers, please purchase through TeachersPayTeachers and choose the “add additional licenses” option. Each additional license will be half price.
How do I order your course for my school?
My courses are available for a single-user license. To use the course with more than one person, you will need to purchase a multi-user license. Email me with the number of staff members who will be taking the course and I will send you a quote and explain how the course viewing works.
How do I get the discount code for the behavior management course?
Go to the Printables from The Cornerstone Book page and enter the last word in the book (pursuits) as your password. You will see the course password on that page.
TEACHER TSHIRTS AND SPREADSHIRT MERCHANDISE
I have a question or problem with my shirt order in your Spreadshirt store.
If you have any technical problems with the site and submitting your order, want to know more about shipping times/options, or have a quality issue with the product you received, please contact Spreadshirt’s customer service department. They handle the payments, processing, production, and shipment of all orders. You can call 800-381-0815 Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm ET, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More info here.
Can you create a custom shirt design or order for me?
You can actually use Spreadshirt’s creation tool to make your own. I do create some custom orders on a limited basis. Also, I can make other sizes/styles available and process bulk orders. Send me an email with your request.
PROMOTION, SOCIAL MEDIA, & RESOURCE SHARING
Can you help spread the word about about a new project/resource/organization?
Because my site averages over 500K pageviews a month, I have been inundated by requests from organizations wanting their programs, sites, and products featured on the site. Typically I feature these as sponsored blog posts (or sponsored guest blog posts) and only run them every 4-6 weeks to make sure my content is of the highest quality. All available ad rates and sponsorship opportunities are explained on my site in clear detail so you can find the best match for your needs.
I don’t have a budget—can you help me promote my book/product/site for free?
I would like to be able to help you spread the word. I know it’s hard when you’re starting out. However, it’s a difficult situation because I have my own projects to promote (4 books, 2 webinars, teacher apparel, and tons of curricular materials I sell on TeachersPayTeachers.) It’s very tough to let readers know about the resources I’ve made and truly believe in while still keeping my blog and social media accounts focused on strong, product-free content. My commitment to sharing practical, free information 90% of the time leaves very, very few opportunities to promote other people’s stuff, and because I could be using those slots to sell my own resources, I need to be well-compensated for giving up that opportunity. I hope you can understand that. I’ve spent 11 years building my online presence and the trust of my readers, and I take it very seriously.
What about my fundraiser/Donor’s Choose/Kickstarter project—will you share that?
I get requests to share fundraisers multiple times per week, and unfortunately, I can’t accommodate all of those requests and still stay focused on sharing useful content and practical resources for my readers. If you want help promoting a Donor’s Choose project, try Caring Classrooms.
Will you review/promote my book for teachers?
I occasionally review books that have a broad appeal to a diverse group of educators and that fit with the overarching themes on my blog (practical instructional strategies, classroom management, teacher motivation, stress management, etc.) I generally do not review books that only appeal to a small niche of teachers. You are welcome to email me and ask if your book is a good fit for my site. Please keep in mind that authors and their agents/publishers email me on a daily basis with these requests so I am only able to accept a very small number of them.
Will you review/promote my book that is targeted toward parents or the general public?
My audience is comprised of teachers, so I only write about topics that are directly related to teaching.
Will you review/promote my children’s book?
I get multiple requests every week to review children’s books, so out of fairness, I have a blanket policy of saying no to all children’s book review requests.
Will you do a guest blog exchange?
Typically, no. I’m sorry! I have a limited amount of time for writing blog posts, and my priority has to be creating content for my own blog.
Do you accept guest bloggers?
Yes! If you’re a teacher or other education practitioner, I would love to have you share your practical teaching ideas on my blog. Just fill out this form. Please note that this opportunity is available only for educators and edubloggers: companies wishing to include links to their products or websites must submit sponsored guest blog posts.
SPEAKING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Will you speak at our school/event?
I do conduct workshops, keynotes, in-services, and webinars on a limited basis. You can learn more on the Speaking Events and Conferences page.
PERSONAL AND INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS
Can you mentor/coach me?
I wish that I had the available time to do individual coaching and mentoring! I do, however, have hundreds of pages of resources here on the site to help you along. And twice a year, I open the Encouraging Teachers Facebook group up to new members, and that’s a great way to get the support you need.
Can you help me get started as an educational consultant?
Yes! I have entire section of my website dedicated to Edupreneur resources, including pages on how to start and monetize a teaching blog and publish your own book. I also have a video on how to transition into educational consulting which allows you to “pick my brain” a bit. I am in the process of developing a series of consulting videos to be released in late spring/early summer 2015.
Can you help with my teaching situation or offer personal advice?
I’ll certainly try! You can send me an email–just keep in mind that it might be a few days before you hear back. I can also share your question on my Facebook page to help you get a wider range of responses. Another idea is to ask your question via the form or voice message option on this page and I may answer it in an upcoming episode of the Truth for Teachers podcast.
Can I connect with you on social media?
I’d love that. Choose whichever platform you prefer–I’m pretty much everywhere!
What’s your email address?
What’s your mailing address?
P.O. Box 341, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33302
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