Oct
23

Marshall Publishing & Promotions Extends Their “No Questions Asked – Money Back Guarantee”

In the spirit of these uncertain economic signs, Marshall Publishing & Promotions has extended their No Questions Asked Money – Back Guarantee (Less S&H) from now until 120 Days to take you thru the Holiday gift giving season.  You would have til the end of January to return any item purchased thru now thru January 31, 2014 – just  in case the person you bought the gift for doesn’t open it until Christmas and other Holidays of the time.  This insures you’ll never have to worry about buying a product someone may have or isn’t happy with.  Just our way of saying thanks for your business and we want all our customers to be satisfied.

Oct
10

Fire Safety

Hi friends, sorry we’ve been away so long but we’ve been out producing lots of new programs and YouTube videos which you can find on our YouTube channel at  http:/www.youtube.com/edinger

In the coming months please check in for news about our products and also articles to get you thru the winter season.  When placing orders from our website www.marshallpublishinginc.com  for FREE First Class Shipping (USPS) please use this code at time of order:  CK1 Thanks for viewing and please share with your friends, we appreciate it.

The attached article is about Fire Safety since this is fire prevention month.  We also have a YouTube video relating to this at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KZoKTHxeA0

FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY TIPS FROM FIREFIGHTER JOE

Sep
26

Award-Winning Music Man James Coffey: Marshall Publishing’s “Secret Weapon”

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

Marshall Publishing and Promotions, Inc. recognizes we are very fortunate to collaborate with James Coffey in creating the videos combining memorable, family-friendly music with great visual imagery that really appeal to children. James Coffey is the Parents Choice Award-winning artist whom the Wall Street Journal featured as one of the nation’s top children’s recording artists. We were lucky enough to catch him for a few minutes to answer a few questions for our Marshall Publishing and Promotions, Inc. video fans:

Award-Winning Family Recording Artist JAMES COFFEY

MP: You seem to infuse a child-like joy into the music you’ve written for Marshall Publishing. What inspires you, and how do you stay inspired while you’re writing music? In what setting do you write your music? Are you surrounded by any items or images that inspire you?

JC: Whenever I’m asked to write a song, I try to investigate a bit about the subject first. Trains, penguins and even the space shuttle have been some of the themes I’ve done for Marshall Publishing. I feel a responsibility to have a good feel for the subject and to have my facts straight when I write lyrics. I’ll watch videos on YouTube or have the video producer send me footage to watch as well.
As for the “child-like joy,” I think it comes from my years teaching elementary school. It allowed me to experience a whole new side to kids and the way they think. And I’m a bit of a kid myself. It’s no accident I went into music where we spend so much time “playing” even though play can be hard work.
MP: How long does it take you to write a piece of music, from the time you get inspired through final production?

JC: It varies but usually the idea and basic lyrics come fairly quick. Typically within a day or so. Sometimes I’ll wake up in the middle of the night and write down a whole song within minutes.
As for the final finished recording, it depends on the time schedule of the project. Some producers give me a lot of heads up so I have time to tweak and refine. But others need songs within a week. So I’ve learned to bare down and get the job done when needed.
MP: If you could describe your ultimate “dream project,” what would that be?

JC: I love combining media. Anytime I can work on putting a great song together with a fun visual or animation. Which is why I enjoy working with Tom Edinger and Marshall Publishing. They do a great job putting the right video footage with the songs I record. I’ve even produced some animation myself, which you can see on YouTube. I love getting into all types of media including video, animation, games and computer software.
MP: Can fans ever hire you for private events?

In my early days I did some private parties,  but those can be a little out of control. I’ll perform anywhere as long as there’s a stage and the people organizing the event know how to manage the activities for the kids and the setting is right for the families to really appreciate the show.
MP: What fun projects do you have on the horizon that you can share with our readers?

JC: I plan on having another train CD out very soon. All the tracks are basically done and recorded. Just a matter of a title and when to release. I also am considering doing a CD of simply my favorite songs many of which have never been on a CD before.
For more information on James Coffey, please visit his website http://JamesCoffey.com.

Mar
30

Spring Break: Low Cost to No Cost Ideas for Parents

Fellow Parents,

Cue up child’s whiny voice: “I’m bored! There’s nothing to do!” Sound familiar? It’s the mantra of every child in every household now on spring break.

We’re writing this blog from Chicagoland, so here are some Chicago-centric, cost-effective spring break ideas for your kids:

Lincoln Park Zoo - Always free.

Peggy Notebaert Nature MuseumFree on Thursdays.

Loyola University Museum of Art - Free on Tuesdays.

The Oriental Institute (Hyde Park) - Always free.

Museum of Contemporary Art  (Streeterville)- Free on Tuesdays for Illinois residents.

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art (Evanston) – Always free.

Chicago’s Legoland Discovery Center – If you already have a pass to Legoland, you can renew it online for a limited time for just $25. They are also offering $5 off on a family meal deal. Click here for more information.

The Art Institute of Chicago - Free the 1st and 2nd Wednesday of every month for Illinois residents.

Brookfield ZooALWAYS free for military personnel.

The Chicago Children’s Museum (Lincoln Park) - It’s free the first Sunday of every month for children 15 and under, as well as every Thursday night from 5-8 p.m. for all ages.

The DuSable Museum of African American History (Hyde Park) – Free on  Sundays.

For more free things to do and take advantage of in Chicago, check out this site: http://chicagofree.info/

The International Museum of Surgical Science (Gold Coast Neighborhood)The first two floors are free on Tuesdays.

Santa’s Village Azoosment Park (East Dundee, IL) – Family season passes reduced until May 12th – for a family of 4, they pay for themselves in under 3 visits.

And don’t forget, for those LONG road trips, check out the many videos we offer at Marshall Publishing, Inc. to keep your kids educated and entertained!

Thanks for reading. More to come!

The Marshall Publishing Team of Parent Bloggers

Dec
08

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month and if you’re looking for an educational and inspirational DVD then you’ll be sure to want to check out our DVD, GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER – His Life and Works.

Born into slavery and reared during the Reconstruction years in the South, George Washington Carver struggled through poor health, poverty and prejudice…to become a great benefactor, not only to his people…but to his country as well. Carver is known in history books as the “peanut man” – for his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton. As one of the world’s foremost experts in agriculture and horticulture, Carver, through his research and teaching at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama practically reinvented land management in the South. He is said to have compiled a list of over 300 uses for and by-products of peanuts such as cosmetics, dyes and paints, plastics, gasoline and nitroglycerin.

But his work as a creative scientist stretches far beyond that endeavor. He marveled at the world around him and his ability to inspire those closely associated with him may well have been one of his greatest lifetime achievements. As a living example of the importance of hard work, a positive attitude and a good education, Carver was instrumental in changing the stereotype of the time that the black race was intellectually inferior to the white race.

Here then, is the story of Carver’s life…a life that should not be forgotten, for it is full of hope, meaning and inspiration. To commemorate his life and inventions, George Washington Carver Recognition Day is celebrated on January 5, the anniversary of Carver’s death.

For anyone looking for an inspirational story, for historians, teachers and students, and for young and old alike this DVD featuring stunning photography and a superb original music score is certain to be watched again and again.

The DVD can be found at http://www.marshallpublishinginc.com/george-washington-carver-his-life-and-his-works-dvd.html

Dec
08

The Latest and Greatest from Marshall Publishing

Welcome to the Marshall Publishing & Promotions, Inc. blog, home of news and information about all of our DVDs,Books, and Audio CD productions and latest promotions.  Our award-winning series of DVDs for kids for 3 – 12, “Lots & Lots of…” has been selling like crazy due to word of mouth advertising, increased exposure on television and reviews by many buyers including over 100 homeschool parents who have recently reviewed our products.  Our Firetruck Safety Songs DVDs continue to sell well in the homeschool market along with our Firefighters book.  We have recently released our “Lots & Lots of Toy Trains” 2 DVD Set and it is rapidly becoming one of our most popular collections!  Everyone loves trains and this set features model railroads of all sizes and from all over the United States.  If you are a current customer, thank you for your business, if you are new to us, please feel free to check out our Testimonials and reviews and you’ll see why our DVDs are so popular.  Plus, you won’t find these DVDs in any five dollar dump bin at your local discount store because we value the contents of our products and wish to keep our production standards at their highest level so that kids and adults will appreciate the quality and content of all our products.  We are dedicated to providing media materials that amaze, amuze, entertain and educate.