Saturday, October 9, 2010

Calling All (Green) Book Review Bloggers!

Hey, everyone. If anyone out there reading this is a book review blogger, I'd like to share the following message about the 2nd Annual Green Books Campaign. They're looking for 200 bloggers to participate. I've agreed to help, but they're falling short of their goal so far.

If you're a book reviewer/blogger and concerned about the environment like I am (thus, the reason I write this blog :)), I hope you'll consider participating, too. Here's the information:

Eco-Libris is seeking bloggers to participate in the 2nd Annual Green Books Campaign: On November 10, 200 bloggers will simultaneously publish reviews of 200 books printed on recycled paper or FSC-certified paper. The campaign will use the power of the Internet and social media to promote books that are printed in an eco-friendly manner.

According to Eco-Libris: "The first campaign took place last November when over 100 bloggers simultaneously published reviews of more than 100 books printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper. This campaign also involved 40 publishers from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. You can see the books and bloggers that participated on the campaign's page. The campaign was very successful -- more than 15,000 readers were exposed to the campaign and it received very positive feedback from publishers, bloggers and readers. Therefore, we decided to run it again this year, but this time with 200 bloggers! This year we are also collaborating with Indigo Books and Music, the largest book retailer in Canada, to increase the campaign's exposure and impact.

"Just like last year, the idea is to have 200 bloggers, who review books on a regular basis, to simultaneously publish their book review of a 'green book' of their choice on Wednesday, November 10 2010. Our goal also hasn't changed: To use the power of the internet and social media to promote 'green' books and increase the awareness of both readers and publishers to the way books can be printed printed in an eco-friendly manner."

The first step is to choose a "green" book you would like to review from the list of books available. (Please note they recommend increasing the magnification of the web page up to (at least) 125% to see all the details.) The books will be assigned on a first come-first served basis. Once a book is taken, the name of the blog will appear next to it in the column 'assigned blog'.

Eco-Libris describes itself as "a green company working to green up the book industry by promoting the adoption of green practices in the industry, balancing out books by planting trees, and supporting green books." It's Web site is http://www.ecolibris.net.

If you're interested or would like more details, just get in touch with Raz Godelnik of Eco-Libris at raz@ecolibris.net.


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I'll be participating on this very blog, The Book Grrl. I'll also be sure to include a link to the review on my blog, Green Reality Check, for anyone who might be interested. (How exciting to be able to tie these blogs together. Yay!)

And (FYI) I've chosen to review
THE THREE FATES OF HENRIK NORDMARK. I just got it in the mail, and I'm really looking forward to reading it.


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