Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's not Easy Being Green

Good morning. Happy day after taxes. Strapped for cash? Or just trying to do your part to help our planet? Reading e-books is a great way to save money and trees.

The Wild Rose Press is having a Spring Sale on all the Rosettes – those short-short stories you can read on a lunch break – or while you're on hold on the phone, listening to that awful music. Two of mine, Second Chance Rose and Out of Sight are now available for 99 cents. That's less than a cup of coffee. I hope you'll take advantage of the pricing.

But there's more to helping the planet than cutting back on print books and increasing digital. Do you recycle? Do you try to buy products from companies that are making the effort to go green? I was out shopping a week or so ago and I came across these nifty doormats made from recycled flip-flops. How cool. And how pretty.

There's a balance, to be sure. Sometimes we have to spend a little more out of pocket, but we have to look beyond the ME and NOW and think about the planet as a whole.

Have you replaced incandescent light bulbs with fluorescents? Cut back on unnecessary trips that use gasoline? Maybe you're driving a hybrid, or a high-mileage car. Or car-pooling.

I've been working with the Go Green, Read e project. But it's more than e-books. It’s a way of thinking, a way of putting the bigger picture first.

Terry Odell is a romance author and avid eBook reader, blogging this month for All Romance eBooks' Go Green/Read e Campaign. Find out more about the Go Green/Read e Campaign at To learn more about Terry, visit her website at You can find Terry Odell's ebooks and thousands of other eBooks on-line at

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