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Rethinking Paper & Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution (Openbook)by Jessicah Carver
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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, marketing and distribution, and both print and digital sales. Rethinking Paper & Ink includes a detailed account of the choices Ooligan Press made to produce the book itself and features industry profiles that highlight remarkable individuals, organizations, and businesses exemplifying these standards.
About the Author
Rethinking Paper & Ink is a collaborative effort by graduate students in the publishing program at Portland State University. Jessicah Carver and Natalie Guidry are the primary authors. Rethinking Paper & Ink is based on a booklet of the same name by Melissa Brumer and Janine Eckhart, founders of Ooligan Press’s Sustainable Publishing Initiative. This booklet launched Ooligan Press’s OpenBook series, which is a collection of sustainably produced books. Ooligan Press is an independent, nonprofit publishing house that is run entirely by the students in the Master’s in Publishing program at Portland State University, one of the world leaders in sustainable research and scholarship.
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