I am a frequent reader of the blog Worldchanging. It is really a wonderful source for very detailed and informative commentary about issues of sustainability from farming to autos.
I’ve been waiting for Worldchanging the book to come out, and just today I got an email from my friend Sarah Pullman over at DeSmogBlog.com. It was a request from the folks at Worldchanging to make the forthcoming book a success by buying it before it comes out.
It seems that the corporate publishing world is more and more like the mainstream movie world where opening weekend sales have the power to shape a movies success or failure. How does this translate to books? Well, presales on web sites like Amazon and Powells can make or break the book.
I just bought my copy from Amazon (I wanted to use Powells but it was more expensive!, 4 Double tall soy lattes more expensive–ok, I know this is so not worldchanging of me to measure price differentials in soy lattes, or buy from amazon rather than Powells, but I’m in Seattle now, Amazon is our home town e-retailer, and well, Lattes seem to be the currency in this coffee town! I use my own cup for the lattes, that something, right?)
Here is what Al Gore has to say about the book:
“Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century is a compendium of solutions, some little known but well proven, some innovative and new, some bold but as yet untried. This book not only shows what is already possible, but also helps all of us imagine what might be – in our own homes, in our communities, and for the planet as a whole. Taken together, these solutions present a picture of a future that is not dark or catastrophic, but one that is full of hope and within our grasp. To build that future, we need a generation of everyday heroes, people who – whatever their walks of life – have the courage to think in fresh ways and to act to meet this planetary crisis head-on. This book belongs in the library of every person who aspires to be part of that generation.”
So go buy the book, buy it from Powells if you want to one up me:
or buy it from Amazon http://tinyurl.com/ykxrvh