Rethinking Paper & Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution By Janine Winters (Contributor), Jessicah Carver, Melissa Brumer Kossick (Contributor) and Natalie Guidry

Meet The Author

Ooligan Press is committed to leading the industry in sustainable publishing. Rethinking Paper & Ink, part of Ooligan’s OpenBook Series, offers an in-depth, critical examination of the current book publishing industry and discusses ways to achieve more sustainable practices during acquisitions, editing, design, printing, marketing, promotion, and distribution. Dedicated to transparency, accountability, and responsibility, each title in Ooligan’s OpenBook Series includes an audit detailing the choices made during the book’s production process. This effort enables Ooligan to outline the specific decisions they made and measure the impact of those decisions in order to inform others seeking similar sustainable options.

Praise for Rethinking Paper and Ink

“Rethinking Paper & Ink is a gem of a publication for anyone tackling the issue of sustainability within the publishing industry. The authors take an honest and thoughtful approach to the publishing process as it evolves from the author to the publisher to the printer to the bookseller. And while there are no perfect solutions for minimizing our collective footprint on the earth, there are numerous (and feasible!) eco-friendly options for industry professionals to incorporate. Rethinking Paper & Ink is a blueprint for action as well as a call for best practices whether one is contemplating the printed page or the next e-book device. I highly recommend this book.”
— Deb Bruner, Thomson-Shore, Inc. West Coast Sales Manager

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  • Available in: 8.4” x 5.4”, softcover | 168 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1932010398
  • Published: April 1, 2011


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For Teachers

Invite your students to think outside of the box with Rethinking Paper & Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution. This book introduces students to the publishing process by outlining the lifecycle of a book, highlighting current publishing practices, and making suggestions for using alternative methods to help reduce waste and make publishing more eco-friendly. Rethinking Paper & Ink begins the discussion about sustainable industry practices while encouraging students to develop new ideas of their own. Let this book inspire students to begin a journey toward discovering diverse possibilities for incorporating sustainability into the business of publishing.

Grades: College

Topics: Publishing, Environmentalism, Sustainable Business Practices

Genre: Nonfiction, Publishing, Business & Economics/Green Business