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April 28, 2015

Buying a new Book is one of the Worst things we can do for our Environment. Here’s how to Change that.

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Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis presents:

From start to finish, the whole book publishing process is environmentally devastating and bad for writers. Here’s why we’re creating Elephant Books.

Let’s pay writers right.

Elephant Books will serve writers by using elephantjournal.com’s platform to “A/B test” chapters in reaching beyond the choir, then assembling quality writing into ebooks—while paying authors approximately 50%, not 8-15%—changing an industry paradigm. We’ll then print a select few on eco paper with veggie inks in the U.S. or fair labor, offsetting with the planting of a sweet lil’tree, distributing free of Amazon, publicizing free through elephant journal and supporting indie bookstores.elephant journal has the ability to repurpose the content into timeless ebooks and eco-printed books while providing income to out-of-work journalists and authors-who-didn’t-know-they-were-writers and distribute mindful information at a low price and a click of a button. That’s the vision of little Elephant Books—to right a status quo wrong. Our first book, Things I would like to do with You is serving as a guinea pig as the first in Elephant Books.  The publishing business is set for a mindful overhaul (I hope)!

Relephant:
One weird mindful thing that I do that no one else does.
The Magic of a Bookstore. {Video}

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