Eco-Libris Sets Out to Save the Earth 200 Book Reviews at a Time

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Last year on November 11 Eco-Libris asked 100 bloggers to review 100 different books that were printed on recycled paper or paper certified by the foundation-funded Forest Steward Council (http://www.fscus.org/paper/), and post them on their own websites. This year they were at it again and have doubled the number, with 200 bloggers posting their reviews throughout the day. …

Saving the Earth 100 Book Reviews at a Time

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

By Sharon Glassman Back in the Seal and Crofts 70s, my Sunday School class tucked quarters into cardboard trees to pay for real trees in the deserts of Israel. The simple, seemingly magical idea of Me = Tree captured my Ecology-T-shirt covered heart. So, when I got a request to become a fan of Eco-Libris on Facebook and learned that …

Bonus Material: Paper Calculator Quantifies Value of Green Books

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Sharon Glassman Many “green” books are now printed with The Environmental Defense Fund Paper Calculator featured in the book’s inside front cover. The calculator helps publishers—and, ultimately, book buyers—“quantify the benefits of better paper choices.” The Paper Calculator shows the environmental impacts of different papers across their full lifecycle. By using less paper, increasing recycled content, and making other …

Top US/UK Trade Talk: UK’s Orion Sets Bestseller Record, Random Goes Greener

In Global Trade Talk, News by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In London, The Bookseller is reporting that the publisher Orion has set a record by landing three consecutive books at #1 on the bestseller list in the past five weeks. “Thanks to a 37,450 seven-day sale, Ian Rankin’s Doors Open is this week’s new number one. It means that publisher Orion has enjoyed three consecutive number ones (over …

Eco-challenge: Produce the Greenest Book Possible

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

NEW YORK, USA & KARLSRUHE, GERMANY: Chul Kim’s brief was to produce “the greenest book possible,” one to serve as the catalog to accompany a new exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City entitled “Design for a Living World.” As director of publications for the museum, it would fall on him to find the right suppliers …