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Rethinking Paper & Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution

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Rethinking Paper & Ink offers a critical examination of the book publishing industry and discusses ways to achieve more sustainable practices. Through extensive research and experience in the industry, the authors present ideas on sustainability within the book-making process, reviewing the environmental impacts of acquisitions and editing, design and printing, marketi ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Ooligan Press
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Cade Hoover
I was thoroughly impressed by Rethinking Paper & Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution. As someone who is very passionate about books ( I begin wiggling my way into the book publishing world), I've always worried about the massive affects/waste being created as an after thought. Slowly, but surely, the direction book publishing needs to take is a sustainable one. As a novice with the publishing discourse, I found this book very approachable. It's shocking how unsustainable digital ...more
The following is the essay I wrote for school about Rethinking Paper & Ink. I work for Ooligan Press, so I'm biased in thinking this is an excellent book. But seriously, it is!

The biggest hurdle to a more sustainable publishing industry is the sheer multitude of changes needed in the print production process. Rethinking Paper & Ink talks a lot about small changes, presenting the options in the hope that they will nudge the industry towards sustainability, one publisher and one book at a
Rethinking Paper & Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution is a solid and approachable study to sustainable publishing. It looks at one of the many challenges facing publishers in the twenty-first century: how to limit excessive use of finite resources, and does so with clear insight into the issues involved. That said, I wish the book contained more substantial references for further reading, and had a longer term in mind when presenting solutions to the problem of sustainable publishing ...more
A great book for the ongoing discussion of what sustainability means in todays world, specifically in this wonderful industry of books. I especially like their points about e-books: awesome they may be, but not as sustainable as we'd like to think (this coming from the happy owner of a Nook).

Mainly, this book approaches sustainability as a process, a constantly shifting journey, instead of a be-all and end-all. RPI gives information from the large to the small, whether you're worried about keep
Poppy Milliken
This is one of the most comprehensive overviews of the changing nature of the publishing industry available. If publishing is going to evolve, people in the industry need to really understand what it is that is shifting in book production and how they can use these changes to make their business stronger.
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