Novelist Sees (Green) Ghosts; Shannon Delaney Cozy Paranormal Mystery Series is Eco-Friendly

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Ghost story author Elizabeth Eagan-Cox chooses eco-friendly electronic (e-book) publishing as primary format for series of cozy paranormal mystery novels set in various California locations.

Citing the environmentally friendly technology of e-book publishing as foremost reason for signing with publisher Write Words, Inc,; Eagan-Cox announces early release of Book 2: A Ghost From the Shadows to, this will follow with world-wide release in the coming month to, and numerous additional national and international e-book stores.

Of e-book publishing, Eagan-Cox says "When it comes to the traditional paper-printed publishing industry, before the wood pulp is made into paper, 62.7% of the negative ecological footprint comes from getting the timber to the mill. Another 26.6% happens during the paper production at the paper mill. Another 8.2% comes from the landfill release of the methane gas from the paper-printed books that are not purchased. The energy used in transporting and storing printed books is another 12.7%. Considering these facts, the negative impact of traditional publishing of paper-printed books should not be ignored and viable eco-friendly options offered: Thus the green-friendly e-books industry is becoming a realistic choice for authors and readers.

"I realize e-book reading is not for everyone, but it is catching on in phenomenal numbers. In a study from 2002 to 2007, the Association of American Publishers reported that e-books went up 55.7% in net sales. In contrast, mass-market paperback books declined in sales by 1.7%. Also, there is the convenience feature of e-books to anyone who travels, or does a lot of waiting - because you can switch back and forth between dozens of books on a single hand-held e-book reader. Plus, many people who are visually impaired prefer to read books on their computer because they can increase the font size and change font and background colors to read more easily. Be it for convenience and/or green lifestyle, e-book publishing is eco-friendly and has the huge potential of reducing the negative eco-footprint of the traditional paper-printing book-publishing industry. To top it off, e-books often cost less by 1/2 to 2/3 of the paper-printed book price."

As an author who likes to give readers options, Elizabeth Eagan-Cox is under contract with Write Words, Inc; a publisher of e-books (imprint: EbooksOnTheNet) and paperback printed books (imprint: Cambridge Books). Eagan-Cox's books are published first in e-book format and then follow in paperback format. Info:

Books by Elizabeth Eagan-Cox: Shannon Delaney Paranormal Mystery Series:

A Ghost of a Chance, book 1 in the Shannon Delaney Paranormal Mystery series.
E-Book format. 212 pages.
Retail: $5.50
Pub. Date: August 2008
Pub: EBooksOnTheNet (imprint of Write Words, Inc.)
ISBN 978-1-59431-629-6

A Ghost of a Chance, book 1 in the Shannon Delaney Paranormal mystery series.
Paperback format. 5 x 8 inches, 212 pages.
Retail: $16.95
Pub. Date; February. 2009 (now on advance release, see author's web site)
Pub: Cambridge Books (imprint of Write Words, Inc)
ISBN 1-59431-680-5 or 978-1-59431-680
Bowker # 254-0304

A Ghost From the Shadows, book 2 in the Shannon Delaney Paranormal Mystery series.
E-Book format. 224 pages.
Retail: $5.50
Pub. Date: January 2009
Pub: EBooksOnTheNet (imprint of Write Words, Inc.)
ISBN 987-1-59431-641-8

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