The P.E.I.-produced environmental book Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet is now ranking at the top of Amazon.ca’s sales in environmental titles, almost a month away from its official release.
The book will be in stores on Oct. 31, but due to a high volume of preorder sales, Global Chorus has been holding at No. 1 on Amazon.ca's list of New Releases in Environment since Sunday evening.
"I am overwhelmed in excitement with this news, especially at such an early stage in sales for the book," says Global Chorus creator and editor Todd MacLean, "and I just can't wait for readers to receive their copies and enjoy the book."
Since 2010, MacLean has been assembling a daily reader featuring pieces of words from 365 different people around the globe, including David Suzuki, Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking and The Dalai Lama. P.E.I. contributors include Charlie G. Sark, Lennie Gallant, David Helwig, Martin Rutte, Jill MacCormack, Lawson Drake, Peter Bevan Baker and chef Michael Smith. Global Chorus also features the P.E.I. and Atlantic Canada images of three local photographers: Louise Vessey, Evan Dickson and Stefan Davidson.
Islanders will have a chance to get a look at the book first-hand during the P.E.I. book launch which will be held at the P.E.I. Brewing Company on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.
Proceeds from the book’s sales will go toward the Jane Goodall Institute, the David Suzuki Foundation and the Canadian Red Cross.