Monthly Archives: July 2015

August Audiobook Sales Announced

Today I’m pleased to announce that we’ve decided on the August audiobook sales for our members here at We spent a lot of time working out which novels to offer, and ultimately decided on a combination pack for both educational and fun purposes!

Many thanks to, for providing us with a number of great books to choose from, and helping us make this incredible offer possible!

The August 2015 Summer Reading Winner: A Game of Thrones

game of thrones book coverFor the first category in this month’s sale winner, we decided to go for a light summer reading selection. The purpose of this category isn’t to prepare anyone for the school year quite yet, but to have an easy read that gets your students excited about picking up a good book instead of turning on the tv.

The immense popularity of the Game of Thrones series, which is the HBO series based on George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and which currently consists of 5 books of an intended 7 part series, makes it a clear choice.

Although the novels deal with a number of adult themes, including incest, sexuality, war, sacrifice, and betrayal, the works are appropriate for high school aged readers, and a huge hit among people in their late teens and early 20s.

To complement this sale, we’ve secured a free download of any of the Song of Ice and Fire audiobooks.

You can click here to get a free audio book download of A Game of Thrones!

The August 2015 Back To School Winner: The Scarlet Letter

scarlet letter book coverThe second category we want to support this summer with out August winner is a back to school special.

This one is for all the high school teachers in particular, since the winner is one of the most widely ready books in high schools across the US.

The winner is: The Scarlet Letter.

We felt that this 19th century Nathaniel Hawthorne classic deserved to be recognized not only for its sheer number of students who pick it up every year, but also for its role in a number of other key educational metrics, from state standardized test materials, to college admissions essays.

We encourage you to enjoy this timeless masterpiece this summer as you prepare to get back into school mode!

Download The Scarlet Letter audiobook free and save with our special summer pick!

Welcome To Yearst and Young Books and Test Prep!

yearst and young booksHello there and welcome to, the new official home page of Yearst and Young Books and Test Prep!

We are honored to be one of the leaders in the educational materials and services space, and offer a number of premium, affordable classroom materials, books, and test preparation services for teachers that join our membership club.

If you’d like to be considered for membership with our club, please request a catalog and apply via our contact page.

What We Do

For this first post, I thought I’d write a few words on what we do here at Yearst and Young.

The process is quite simple: we are able to provide premium, top of the line books for students and teachers at incredible discounts, based on a membership club model.

To join, there’s a small annual membership fee, but you’ll then be given access to discounts and offers that are absolutely unbeatable by any other supplier on the market!

Our advantage is that we provide deals and offers based on exclusive arrangements directly with publishers and manufacturers. That means we get to cut out the middle men, and since we only offer these prices to members in our private club, we are able to negotiate extreme deals that other providers can’t get or advertise.

Our Philosophy

Now that you understand a bit about what we do, let’s go into the why we do it.

In our view, education is something that should be available for everyone. We disagree with a lot of the politics that goes into our current educational model, where a few industry leaders are able to reap billions of dollars of profit by jacking up prices on books and other materials that should be as affordable as possible.

Our philosophy, then, is to try to flip that model on its head, and provide classic novels, young adult fiction, and high school and university textbooks, as well as standardized test materials for the SAT, ACT, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, and more, all at the best possible price!