No ink? And carbon negative paper? Planting more trees, while using zero new trees? Amazon-free? Local-printed at a shop that pays humans well? That’s my next book.
Just met about my next book. It’ll be blue.
It’s important for books to be ethical. Both the words, and the form of the book itself, as well as for those who labor over it. So:
It’ll also be plastic-free (most cloth covers nowadays are…plastic). Most non-cloth covers are plastic-layered.
It’ll also be ink-free! No petroleum at all. I’m amazed at this. Algae, which sucks up carbon!
It’ll also be printed locally. 46 blocks away. At a place that pays folks real living wages, and then some.
It’ll be delivered without plastic-wrap around all the books, unlike most.
It’ll be shipped plastic and styrofoam free, including even the tape, unlike most.
The paper is 100% recycled/pcw, and that’s the least of it. It’s the greenest paper (like last, green edition) I’ve ever used.
The paper will be carbon negative, and will actually plant upwards of 100 more trees before we’re done.
It’s important for marketing to be honest, about connection, not suckering. So here’s honest:
The glue will be the least toxic available, far better than most.
The gold foil isn’t recyclable, or compostable, but it is gorgeous. That’s the only element that isn’t super eco-responsible that we haven’t found a solution around.
More good news: it’ll be Smythe-sewn, making it nearly glue free. Old school.
The paper cuts down no trees at all, actually: it’s chlorine-free, sustainably-harvested, Green Seal, Forest Stewardship Council and Rainforest Alliance-certified paper via Neenah Conservation. It’s 100% pcw & domestically manufactured. USA printed and bound.
It’ll be Amazon-free.
Click here to reserve your copy of It’s never too late to Fall in love with your Life. We go to press September 1!