256 Trees Saved Every Single Day Is No April Fool's Joke

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Over 800,000 people taken in by Paradise Publishers' April Fools prank announcing the launch of a 'Recycling program for digital eBooks'

We've always been happy to know that we reduce deforestation, but we were surprised to add up roughly how many trees we save every day by offering digital copies of books instead of those printed on paper.

Pranks and tricks abound on April Fool's Day, every year. It was no different for a publisher of free eBooks, Paradise Publishers Inc., this Friday, April 1st, as they had its more than 800,000 subscribers believing that were announcing the launch of a state-of-the-art "eBook Recycling Program" to save the Earth's forests and reduce logging.

While this joke is humorous, there is a serious side to the levity. Every year, 20 to 30 million trees are cut down to support making books, depending on who you talk to, and that's an estimate only for U.S. publishing industry. Overall, nearly 4 billion trees worldwide are cut down each year for paper and world consumption of paper has grown 400% in the last 40 years, according to Ecology.com.

Regardless of the specific numbers - it's a lot of trees! Recycling is by far the most common way to help save a tree and Paradise Publishers Inc., the parent company of Free-eBooks.net, is committed to being an environmental friendly company.

Martin Wales, their President, offers, "We've always been happy to know that we reduce deforestation, but we were surprised to add up roughly how many trees we save every day by offering digital copies of books instead of those printed on paper." Wales added, "It's been estimated that a tree produces 62 printed books. Here at Free-eBooks.net, our members download an average of over 16,000 free eBooks each day. That's 256 trees we save every single, day; nearly 100,000 trees annually."

Paradise C.E.O., Nicolas Gremion, proudly points out that, "Being a green company is good for our bottom line and for saving our forests too. People are seeking out companies that provide the products they want, but which are also environmentally responsible. We've seen our revenues grow with gross annual sales now up 63% in 2010 over 2009, as a testament to this environmental consciousness."

Sales of electronic books are expected to reach nearly one billion dollars in the United States for 2011 and triple by 2015, according to a new report by Forrester Research Inc. Paradise Publishers Inc., a U.S.-based, global, online publisher of both fiction and non-fiction books. It distributes digital eBooks at no cost at http://www.Free-eBooks.net and is soon launching a site to help anybody easily publish their own book at http://www.Foboko.com

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