00:15 Hello. Today, we are very excited about sharing with you the goings on here at Oikos and how your books get made here at Oikos Publishing or at Oikos base. So I’m gonna just start from what I believe you’d be familiar with it, and that is over here. I’m sure those of you who have ordered on the Oikos online store recognise this, and the fact that you received your parcel, whatever size it might be, and it looks something like this. And inside here are the books that you’ve ordered on the Oikos online store. So let me take you another little walk through, and I’m beginning at the end as you’ve noticed. So I’m gonna just show you the books actually on the shelves after they’ve been made and then I’ll show you how we make them. So just come with me, Jamie. Excuse me, Makhosi. Here we’re talking through stores at the moment and for those of you who use maths, you see, you’ll be familiar with these primer and alpha, and beta, and gamma, and you’ll see how we’ve got them lined up here as in we’ve got the student book and then the test book. And then we’ve got the instruction manual, which mom or dad uses and then the DVDs with Steve West, he was teaching the lessons.
01:32 Now all of this is made here at Oikos because we have the printing rights for doing maths you see here. We don’t have to import it from across the ocean, across the world. And what’s even better is the fact that we are very pleased to show you that we have converted it to be South Africanized. And so we are able to print it here in South Africa. I’m also now gonna show you just a quick whiz around here to show you the other books that we also print here for you like for example 180 Days, some of you might be familiar with those. And then over there, we’ve got the picture smart Bible study and our very loved and cherished KONOS Volumes 1, 2, and 3 and then KONOS HOW, all of these are made here.
02:23 Okay, then if you can come this way ’cause I wanted to show you the LLATL books. It’s all a little bit tight but I’m sure you’re getting the idea. If you can whiz over there, you might be able to… It’s Jamie, learning to walk backwards, oops, careful. Now, if you look here, we’ve got an orange LLATL, parent books student book and then the readers. Let’s just tidy there for you. Okay, and so there’s purple, parent student readers and the same with 10. We’ve got the blue and the red up here, and then all the little readers that accompany the blue and the red box. So, Jamie, just get back here again. I just wanna show all of you the four readers that go with each level. We put here between the parent and the student book, and we print these as well. So as you can see, we do have space limitations so we only print what we’ve got space for but we just keep reprinting. As we see orders come through from you, we just print more and put them on the shelf.
03:21 In some instances, we’ve got this example of Mr Popper’s Penguins, as being an extra book, so it’s not one of the readers of LLATL. Sometimes it’s only four readers and then occasionally we have one of these extras. And if we whiz around, just zoom, do a whiz around and look on this side of the room, and this is all the imported books. These are the Apologia books that we import. These ones are much harder to control our stocks. How many we actually have on the shelves for you, because we’re not printing these. These we’re importing from overseas and we have mini logistics on this one because it’s coming across via ship and you just don’t know. The stories I could tell you about the ships. We’ve had them pirated and hurricanes and tornadoes and held up at ports and it’s just endless, the different kinds of experiences we have with shipping.
04:18 So this is a bit of an unknown. We do our very best to make sure we’ve got enough stock of this but there are times that we will run out of a tattle. So if you just pan across here you will see this sad shelf that’s looking very empty. We’ve got the workbooks, the notebooks, and the junior notebooks, we’ve got those but we don’t have the actual textbooks, but that’s been resolved at the moment. We’re actually tracking its journey on its way to us at this time while I speak. So this is just our imported side of the stores. If we do your backwards walk again Jamie over here… Oh, no, no, no, I’m sorry, I want you to swing around that way and do a backwards walk to get this middle section. I’m gonna move this chair out the way and you just keep going back.
05:05 Now that little section is all our readers. I’m gonna go there and show you what goes on here. We’ve got McGuffey Readers 1, 2, and 3. We’ve got Our Verb treasured books like such as Beautiful Girlhood. This is a real favorite, Missionary Stories, and then we’ve been putting some classics back in to print and this is another one, 72 Stories Worth Re-Reading. So in this little section here, let’s start again, is where we keep all of the literature on this side, parent helps on this side. I’ll show you a couple of parent helps. This is our darling Dr Ruth Beechick, it’s one of her books that she’s given us, printing rights for. You can teach your child successfully. Now in this instance, again, we put this into print, new artwork was done for the cover and so on. So now what I wanted you to see is I wanted you to see were all your books come from. These are the shelves, and this is the place here at Oikos Base, in Natal. And what I’d like to share with you and your children is the process in how these books are made. So we’re gonna go to the print room now, and I’m going to show you the process from the print command all the way through it landing in the box through, like I showed you in the beginning. All right. So let’s go to the print room.