Friday, September 12, 2008

Paranoia on The Town Book Store in Westfield, NJ this Saturday

If you're around New Jersey on Saturday this update is for you: John Braun, author of 'Paranoia' will have a book signing event at The Town Book Store in Westfield, NJ tomorrow (September 13), from 11am to 1pm.

John is collaborating with Eco-Libris and and for each book sold. Also, all the buyers of the book at the event will receive our sticker saying "One tree planted for this book". And 10% of Profit from sales of 'Paranoia' will be donated to the Twin Towers Orphan Fund (

Just to remind you, here's the description of this unique novel:

Jim went to work on September 11, 2001, thinking that it was going to be another boring day. But then the towers came crashing down, and he, like many of us, lost his ability to live without fear and prejudice. Now, years later, Jim is still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. He’s haunted by the death of his mother, who was buried in the rubble of 9/11, and the departure of his wife and son, who could no longer deal with his inability to move on.

Living on his aunt’s farm in Colorado, Jim tries to find peace, but he keeps remembering the evil deeds of the past. And it’s not just the terrorists who are culpable. After the attacks, Jim became so paranoid that he joined an anti-Muslim group, and he participated in unspeakable acts of violence. Jim sees a psychiatrist in his effort to fend off the demons from his past. He does his best to remember what once made life so beautiful: his wife, his son, and the ability to live without fear.

In Paranoia, one man struggles to cope in a new world defined by terrorism in hopes of recovering what made his life worth living in the first place.

Details on the signing event:

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2008
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
The Town Book Store
Address: 270 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090 (On the corner of Elmer and Broad)
Phone: 908-233-3535

More on 'Paranoia' and the author:

An interview with John at

John's Myspace page:

Raz @ Eco-Libris

'Planet Earth Gets Well' is added to Earth Day Network's recommended reading!

We are always happy to update you with news from authors and publishers that we work with, especially when this is such a good news like a partnership with Earth Day Network.

We were very excited to hear from Madeline Kaplan, the author of 'Planet Earth Gets Well' that Earth Day Network has just added the book to their recommended reading for school curricula through their Educators’ Network. The Network reaches over 25,000 educators and 17,000 partners worldwide coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year. Isn't that great or what?

Here are some more details on this network and its important work: Earth Day Network,, seeks to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. It pursues these goals through education, politics, and consumer activism. Earth Day Network has a global reach with a network of more than 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries. More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the world.

Congrats to Madeline Kaplan on this new partnership. We are very proud to be on her list of green partners, whom she works with to create awareness for global warming, together with the Earth Day Network. As we announced last month, the author, Madeline Kaplan, is collaborating with Eco-Libris to green up the book - a tree will be planted for every copy sold at the book signing events and at other promotional sales. Readers who will buy the book on these events will also receive our sticker with their book, saying "One tree planted for this book".

More on 'Planet Earth Gets Well':

Raz @ Eco-Libris