I'll be in Los Angeles for Book Expo America from Thursday to Sunday. I still have some openings to meet with authors and publishers who are interested to discuss ways to go green, and work with Eco-Libris (http://www.ecolibris.net
), a green company that works with the book publishing industry to green it up and balance out the paper used for printing books by planting trees.
Our goal is to raise awareness to the environmental impacts of using paper for the production of books, and to become an agent of change, moving the book industry towards printing books in an eco-friendly manner.
Our program for publishers and authors lets you use the Eco-Libris "One tree planted for this book" logo on your book's cover, while we work to have a tree planted for every book printed.
We also provide for sale our special Eco-Libris stickers, made of recycled paper with the “One tree planted for this book” logo on. Book readers can purchase the stickers in bookstores nationwide, on our website and from participating authors and publishers in book events, and proudly display them on the books they choose to balance out.
We have partnered with three highly respected US and UK registered non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with local communities in developing countries to plant the trees. These trees are planted in high ecological and sustainable standards in Latin America and Africa, where deforestation is a crucial problem. Planting trees in these areas not only helps to fight climate change and conserve soil and water, but also benefits many local people, for whom these trees offer many benefits and an opportunity for a better future.
Our growing list of partnerships with publishers & distributors includes names such as Raincoast Books (Canada), Kedzie Press (USA), Barefoot Books (UK & USA), Bookhouse Publishing (Sweden) and Process (USA). We also work with bookstores in the U.S., Canada and Ireland, including Strand Book Store in NY, Cody’s Books in Berkeley, and others. We have planted so far more than 60,000 trees.
Working with Eco-Libris can be a way for you to take another step in a green direction, which has many benefits to all involved, and of course to the planet.
All the best,
Eylon @ Eco-Libris