Platypus Media is an independent publisher dedicated to creating and distributing materials about family life. Our goal is to bring into this world products that parents love, children enjoy, teachers appreciate, and parenting professionals value.
We offer a selection of books, booklets, videos, DVDs, plush toys, and other products–many of which have garnered widespread praise. Please click here for a product list.
We believe your conference attendees would appreciate knowing about our products. We also believe you would appreciate a way to make relevant materials available to your attendees in a way that is profitable for you!
We work with conferences and events all over the world and have a selection of ways to work together:
• Option 1: BUY DIRECTLY FROM US
Discounts start at 25% and go to 50%! With direct purchase, you must prepay and items are not returnable. You can see our discount schedule at http://platypusmedia.com/sales-info.
• Option 2: BUY FROM NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK
National Book Network is the largest independent book distributor in North America. Open a credit account with them and arrange for book purchase (returnable) through them. Contact them at (800) 462-6420 or (717) 794-3800 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Option 3: USE OUR EVENT SALES PROGRAM
Our most popular plan for conferences! With our Event Sales Program, you order print merchandise for your conference at a 36% discount and multimedia at a 15% discount. Don’t pay a penny until after your event is over. Then simply return the unsold products and we invoice you for the items sold (plus outgoing shipping). This is a great way to make money with no risk to you!
Some of our most popular titles include:
Breastfeeding Facts for Fathers
Breastfeeding is usually considered a woman's issue, but men have a crucial role to play in not only encouraging their partners to breastfeed, but also in helping to create a culture in which breastfeeding women are visible, accepted and valued. This highly entertaining booklet gives men the answers to the issues that trouble them most.
Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parent’s Guide to Cosleeping by Dr. Jim McKenna
Dr. McKenna is a cosleeping expert and clearly explains the benefits of cosleeping for the whole family and the safest way to cosleep with your baby. Contributors include Peter Fleming, MD, Ph.D., Helen Ball, Ph.D., and William Sears, MD.
If My Mom Were a Platypus: Mammal Babies and their Mothers
In this beguiling approach to biology, kids learn how animals eat, sleep and learn from birth to maturity. Includes stories on 14 species of mammals, including humans. Recommended by the National Science Teacher’s Association! Available in hardback and paperback.
Breastfeeding at a Glance: Facts, Figures and Trivia about Lactation
This informative booklet answers frequently asked questions about breastfeeding; lists benefits for the mother, baby and community; provides breastfeeding rates; information on mammal lactation and breastfeeding and the law; resource list and more. A fact-filled breast-feeding overview in a handy format!
"We tried the Platypus Media Event Sales Program at our last area conference and we were just thrilled. Our participants really appreciated the books and we really appreciated that it was so easy. You don’t have to worry about what you’re getting since everyone loves Platypus Media’s books. This is a great way to earn some extra money and make people happy at the same time!"
Kedron Murphy, Area Finance Coordinator
La Leche League of MA/RI/VT
"We love the Platypus Media Event Sales Program. It allows us to offer great products with no money upfront. At the end of the event, we not only have the money to pay for the books – we have money for us, too! But the best part of the program is that our attendees really appreciate learning about quality materials they may not have known about. If you’re putting on an event, this program is the way to go!"
New Hampshire Breastfeeding Taskforce
We are happy to work with you to determine how many of each item to order, based on the size of your conference and the demographics of your attendees.