Friday, September 17, 2010

14-year old author Taylor Michie is going green with Eco-Libris!

We're very happy to announce our new collaboration with author Taylor Michie to green up his first book 'Racing Winds'.

Trees will be planted with Eco-Libris to balance out the printed copies of the book, starting with 50 trees that will be planted with our planting partner AIR in Guatemala. Also, starting next week, he will be offering Eco-Libris sticker (free of charge) saying “One tree planted for this book.” with every copy purchased!

This is a unique collaboration given that Taylor Michie is 14 years old and actually becomes the youngest author we have partnered with. But make no mistake - not only that Taylor has impressive accomplishments to his age, including this book, he also has a very impressive commitment to the environment, which is the reason he approached us in the first place.

So what's the book all about? Here are some more details:

Dave Rhodes is a weathered boat captain, with a ton of races and regattas under his belt. He is chosen to lead the Puma apparel-sponsored Volvo Ocean Race team. An easy task at first, Dave soon realizes that all his years of experience have not prepared him for what comes up in this race. Conspiracy is becoming a factor in this race, and it is now up to Dave and his race team to save the race (and win it for themselves!). Join us for this action-packed mystery written by then-13-year old Taylor Michie.

book size: 109 pages
formats available: paperback
awards won by book/author: book featured at Volvo Ocean Race in Boston, MA, May 2009; author won United States Sailing's Sailor of the Week award, May 2009;

For more information on Taylor Michie and his book visit

Raz @ Eco-Libris

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