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[22 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Our Commitment to the Earth | ]
Our Commitment to the Earth

Once upon a time, when companies were focused on green, you could be sure they were intent on growing their bottom line.  These days, the bottom line is still important, but the social responsibility of preserving the earth’s resources has now provided a greener layer of depth.
Bella Flowers Books is committed to maintaining a reciprocal relationship with the Earth, by only taking what we need and replenishing what we’ve taken.  Our first book, Nice to be Nice©, features many vibrant colors, but green may be the most important shown in our array.  …

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[17 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Luck of the Greenish | ]
Luck of the Greenish

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so green is everywhere you turn… or is it?  You may be sporting a green ensemble trying to avoid the pain and possible conflict brought on by a barrage of pinching strangers.  You may have even snagged a sitter and are planning a mid-week celebration at a neighborhood pub with a name that starts with “Mc” or an “O”.  However, are you being or seeing green in a way that will last?  Today, while you’re in the moment and indulging in all things Irish, enjoy …

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[13 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Ready to Rumble | ]
Ready to Rumble

When I first developed Nice to be Nice© and the Bella Flowers Books brand, it was hard to pinpoint my emotions on any given day.  I mostly vacillated between excitement and sheer terror.  Today… not much has changed.  When we sold 3 books in one day, I was excited and proud!  Sure, 3 sales may seem like nothing to you, but to me… every sale feels like appreciation for our work, our vision, and our sacrifices.  Then, there are the days that we sell zero books, and terror comes creeping …

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[13 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Children’s Book Publisher Joins Others to Take a Stand for Green Books | ]
Children’s Book Publisher Joins Others to Take a Stand for Green Books

Atlanta, Georgia, November 10, 2009  —  Once upon a time, when companies were focused on green, you could be sure they were intent on growing their bottom line.  These days, the bottom line is still important, but the social responsibility of preserving the earth’s natural resources has now provided a greener layer of depth. 
Today, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time 100 bloggers will take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 100 such books.  Organized by Eco-Libris, this campaign is aiming to promote green …

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[13 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
Green Books Campaign: 1 Day, 100 Bloggers, 100 Green Books, 100 Reviews

On Tuesday, November 10 2009, 100 bloggers, who review books on regular basis, will simultaneously publish their book review of a “green” book of their choice. This unique campaign, organized by Eco-Libris (www.ecolibris.net), aims to encourage both publishers and readers to get greener and make sure books are printed responsibly.
In times when global warming and environmental issues are receiving growing public attention, book lovers are not indifferent either. On Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time 100 bloggers will take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly …

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[29 Oct 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Did I Mention That I’m Shy?

That’s right, yours truly… shy.  Ok, maybe the term shy is not the best way to describe an adult.  Besides, it would probably be more accurate to describe my adult self as an introvert with extroverted tendencies.  As a child, I was shy mostly because I was always the new kid and didn’t have a chance to make friendships that would last longer than the school year.  Mix in self-esteem issues, and… well, you know the rest.  I hid my smile most of the time and wouldn’t speak in public …