Celebrate Earth Day (and Protect Mother Earth) by Adding an eBook Format

This year, 2015, marks 45 years since the founding of Earth Day on April 22, 1970. This celebration of Mother Earth and dedication to protecting her and her resources for posterity is the ideal time to focus on things each of us can do to reduce our negative impact on Earth and help stabilize the climate.

For those of us in the publishing business, the annual Earth Day celebration is a reminder of how important e-book publishing is to shrinking our carbon footprint – not to mention sparing a rainforest or two! There are several reasons to incorporate e-books into your book marketing plan:

  • The Green Factor. Publish an e-book, save a tree. A single e-reader can hold up to hundreds of downloadable books. With millions of book buyers switching to downloadable books, imagine the difference that switch can make for the environment.
  • It keeps costs down. Electronic copies are inexpensive to set up, so you can offer an e-book to potential readers at a lower price and still turn a profit.
  • It’s convenient. Anyone with a Nook, Kindle, Android or iPad/iPod/iPhone (or even a home computer equipped with an e-reader app) can download your book instantly, which gives your buyer immediate gratification.
  • It boosts sales. The ease of buying alone increases the opportunities for sales but in addition to that, an e-book version puts you book into virtual bookstores that hardcopies can’t reach. You have instant access to millions of people who browse the Apple Store, Google Play, Amazon’s e-books and other virtual bookstores.

It’s important for self-publishing authors to settle on a marketing plan that reaches out to as many readers as possible, through whatever platform necessary. By making an e-book version a vital part of your publishing and marketing strategy, you can do just that – and keep Mother Earth happy and healthy for future generations.


As an author, you have all of the advantages of digital publications at your fingertips–meaning that your book can be instantly downloadable as well as inexpensive to both purchase. But once you have an e-book edition, how do you turn these valuable selling points into targeted and efficient self-promotion? Now you can get all the benefits of an e-book with the Elite E-book Package. For a limited time, get 10% off this beneficial package with the promo code: ELITE10.

If you haven’t yet introduced your book into the electronic reading device world, now may be the right time to do so. Given the advantages that e-books offer to new readers, utilize these advantages to publish your book across a variety of e-reading platforms, including the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Apple iPad.

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Author Poll: Writer Kas Sobey wants your help with her cover

Kas Sobey is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

A delightful tale of a turtle who was born to a family of ducks.

When Henry the Turtle is abandoned as an egg in an all-duck community, it causes quite a stir! A caring mother duck quickly adopts the egg, keeping it warm and safe, and every duck in the community awaits its hatching with wonderment and awe.

Henry the Turtle is a loving testament to the power of family, with a simple yet timeless message: There are no limits to what caring and nurturing can do for all living creatures. Follow Henry the Turtle as he finally meets his adopted duck family in this beautifully illustrated story that will appeal to young children everywhere!

About the Author

Kas Sobey has always had a genuine fascination for all living creatures. She was inspired to write Henry the Turtle by a SoulCollage® project she was working on, creating a card of images. Kas lives near Valley Forge in Pennsylvania and enjoys writing, cooking, traveling, and walking in nature. She is a certified practicing hypnotherapist and coach and works with children, adolescents, and adults. She also is a SoulCollage® facilitator and offers workshops. If you liked this tender tale, please like her Facebook page. About the Illustrator: Marit Skelton lives in the Southeastern area of Pennsylvania, where she thrives on nature, creativity, and many other activities. Marit prefers to work with pencil, pen and ink, colored and watercolor pencils, as well as watercolor markers for her artwork, which includes illustrating. She can be reached at marit.skelton@yahoo.com.

Please take a look at two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend for Kas.

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