The Wild Rose Press started in 2006. Rhonda Penders and a friend thought it would be fun. They now have 45 employees and 1,200 romance titles from 600 authors. Penders is able to run the business from her Adams Basin home. That's because almost everything she does is done online.
What Penders created is quite different from many other publishing companies. The publishing industry as a whole is one of the world's worst polluters. In 2008 the US Book and Newspaper Industry harvested 125 million trees. But Penders says E-Readers are changing all of that.
She says some people are still resistant to the idea of reading on a screen. But she says most people are coming around to the idea. Her company does print some books, but only if someone requests one.