Our printers are based in London and are certified as a B Corporation to measure our impact on the environment and help drive us to be even more conscious of our footprint. We use a Print On Demand system even though profit margins will favour some books getting massive print runs, the long-term plan for most publishing has to shift to on-demand models.
Even when it comes to stocking a bookstore, it is more efficient to print and ship 3-5 copies of a book and replace them as they sell than to stock 100s without knowing if anyone wants to buy them. Research has shown that warehousing books is also a significant contributor to emissions. Another problem on-demand printing solves.
We’re all deeply conscious of the impact we’re having and continue to look for methods of ensuring books and stories are available to everyone while minimizing our footprint. This brings me to my final point for today; if we want to make sure books are available in sustainable ways, only buy books sparingly.
Beir Bua / Bring Talent