From Author Stephanie Byng:
My name is Stephanie Byng and I wanted to let you know about my book, An Eco-Babe’s Guide to Greening It. I self-published this book because I couldn’t find a publisher that would allow me to promote my book in eco-friendly ways, or maintain an ethical consumerist point a view. Because I don’t have the backing of a billion dollar conglomerate, I am reaching out to other grassroots and self-started sources to help me disseminate my book without charging me outrageous advertising fees. I’m just a woman with a laptop who is trying to save the world! The book is a guide to green living that covers everything from hygiene to sweatshops, babies and alternative fuels. While the book does offer some suggestions for green products and businesses, the main purpose of the book is to encourage women to find ethical consumerist ways to green their lives. In addition, when I do recommend businesses, I encourage my readers to support women-owned businesses and work-at-home parents instead of conglomerates with sketchy environmental practices. The book is geared to the woman with a budget as opposed to many other green guides out there that assume their readers can afford to spend $20 on shampoo. In addition, the book is printed on 30% recycled paper and uses Print-on-Demand technology. This means that a single book isn’t printed until someone orders it. Most books are printed in large lots (in the thousands) and then sit in storage waiting to be bought. Copies that aren’t bought are destroyed. That is such a waste! I even offer a paperless kindle version of my book.
More about the book from the back cover:
Living green does not have to be tedious and boring. It’s an exciting foray into the lifestyle of the future; a future of lush natural fabrics, refreshing essential oils and a planet with abundant healthy ecosystems and clean air.
Living green does not have to be all about tree hugging, unless you want it to be. If you’re a hair dyeing, manicure-loving, and Manolo-wearing babe, you can be just as green as our dreadlocked, yoga-doing, and granola-loving sisters!
Living green is not about changing who we are, it about adjusting how we are. - An Eco-Babe’s Guide to Greening It
On my website I provide a chapter of my book for free . You can download it here .
The companion website to the book is located here and you can find the book on Amazon.com.