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We hope so! Thank you for your interest in bringing Kidsville News! to your community. Whether you are an existing daily or weekly newspaper publisher, sales and marketing executive or an independent entrepreneur looking to create your own successful publishing business, you will find Kidsville News! an extremely exciting, rewarding and profitable venture.

Kidsville News! is versatile and can be easily published as a free standing monthly educational resource, an Educational Insert or Special Section. In every configuration it is a completely turn-key operation backed by 18 years of proven success. Included in the program is a Kidsville News! website, teacher/parent worksheets, local CVC audits, Electronic Online Edition w/hyperlinks for use with classroom white boards, tablets and computers and free electronic subscriptions. Kidsville News! is NOT a franchise. No franchise or management fees, commissions or royalties. Best of all, no previous experience in publishing is required. We provide the “content and concept” and license the rights and privilege to establish Kidsville News! in your protected designated territory. Each successful Kidsville News! licensee brings excitement, enthusiasm, business savvy and sales and marketing experience to this unique business opportunity — as well as a sincere interest in the education and literacy development of children. If you are engaged in your community and are looking for a solid business venture that offers unlimited growth and revenue potential while providing valuable reading and educational resources to the classroom and encouraging young children to read, Kidsville News! may be for you. We qualify all our publishers, so read on and let us know if we can provide you with additional information about becoming a Kidsville News! publisher in your hometown.

Best regards,

Bill Bowman
Publisher of Kidsville News!

Merrigold Publishing, Inc.

More About Kidsville News!
Kidsville News! is a fun, family newspaper that promotes education, reading and good character traits in children in grades K – 6. It was created in1998 by newspaper publisher Bill Bowman as a local and self-sustaining “Newspaper in Education” program for his community of Fayetteville, N.C.

Kidsville News! has a proven 18-year track record as a profitable business and valuable reading and educational resource for children, teachers, parents and guardians. With publishers in 11 states, a monthly circulation of more than 500,000 and a readership of 1.2 million, Kidsville News! is the fastest growing children’s publication in the nation. Modeled after the Weekly Reader, Kidsville News! is aligned nationally with the Common Core Curriculum Standards ( and is currently used in thousands of classrooms across the county as well as the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for annual reading assessments and end-of-grade testing. Kidsville News! is recognized nationally as a quality children’s publication by the Parents’ Choice Foundation and received the National Parents’ Choice Award in 2008 and 2012. ( Each Kidsville News! publication has its own interactive website, teacher/parent worksheets and Online Electronic Version (w/free subscriptions) adaptable for use on classroom white boards, computers and tablets. To view the flagship edition go to: Enjoy!

Style/Type: Tabloid: Free Standing Tabloid: Free Children’s Literacy and Educational Newspaper Resource
Educational Insert
Education Special Section

Frequency: Monthly-Year Round (12 editions)

Readership: K – 6 grade students, educators, parents and guardians

Kidsville News! Includes:

  • Monthly Fun and Educational Content
  • Local CVC Audits
  • National CVC Audits
  • Local Readership Survey
  • Interactive Kidsville News! Website
  • Online Edition with Hyperlinks
  • Teacher/Parent Worksheets

National Readership*: 500,000+
*2014 CVC Audit

Distribution: Racked: Free to schools, libraries, museums, theatres, YMCA’s, after-school programs, summer camps – anywhere children and families congregate.

Licensing Fees: Starting at $750 per month (All Inclusive**. See above.) depending on territory size, population and number of school age children in grades K-6.

Find out how you can bring Kidsville News to your community.
There is never a cost or obligation associated with the first step in the qualifying process to become a Kidsville News! publisher or to start a KVN publishing business. Provide the basic information about your community below and we can accurately estimate the possible revenue and profit potential for your requested territory. Again, Kidsville News! is NOT a franchise. We license only the “concept and content” to qualified applicants. If you are looking for a fun, rewarding and profitable business opportunity and would like to learn more about bringing Kidsville News! to your community, fill out the following form:

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