September 8th is International Literacy Day
VANCOUVER, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - Buy a word and support international literacy
efforts. Web entrepreneur Jeremy Burghall has created the Web site
www.EveryWordIsForSale.com with the goal of raising $2.4 million. Burghall is
donating 25% of the total raised to ProLiteracy, the world's largest
organization of adult literacy programs.
The www.EveryWordIsForSale.com Web site consists of the entire text of
the book "The Science of Getting Rich," by Wallace D. Wattles, first published
99 years ago. Each word is available for purchase as a hyperlink advertisement
to the buyer's Web site.
"The book inspired the idea for the Web site," Burghall, 27, said. "I
want to increase opportunities for people seeking self-improvement.
ProLiteracy's international programs give budding entrepreneurs in developing
countries the basic literacy and math skills they need to help their
Individuals and companies can buy words for $100 each with the
stipulation that they must purchase every instance of the word. The most
common, and therefore most expensive, word is "the," which Burghall hopes to
sell for $123,900. Supporters are encouraged to buy words related to their
products or services. For example, attitudetravel.com has purchased the word
"Partnerships with young entrepreneurs like Jeremy are so important to
the work ProLiteracy does around the world," said Lynne Jones, ProLiteracy's
vice president for development and membership. "Many of our international
partner programs offer literacy instruction that helps adults start and grow
their own small businesses."
ProLiteracy, based in Syracuse, NY, champions the power of literacy to
improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies.
ProLiteracy has 1,200 member programs in all 50 states and the District of
Columbia and works with 125 nongovernmental international agencies. For more
information, please go to www.ProLiteracy.org and www.NewReadersPress.com.
About Jeremy Burghall
Jeremy Burghall is a 27-year-old Internet entrepreneur from Vancouver,
Canada. He created www.EveryWordIsForSale.com in June 2009, and it is his
second internet venture. His first business was a pumpkin carving stencil
software program he sells online at www.CanUCarve.com.
For further information:
For further information: Tracy Carman for ProLiteracy, (315) 422-9121,
ext 374, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jeremy Burghall, (604) 716-7095,