We’ve begun production and shipping of on-demand paperbacks. We’ll print and bind to your order (with no or limited inventory). Please be patient on production and USPS Media Mail shipping (which saves you money).
We prefer to produce an environmentally-responsible product. Paperbacks print on-demand using the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C2070 (digital press) and Brother HLL2300D (black-only laser printer). Brother meets all environmental standards set by the Green Electronics Council (read more), while the digital press achieves an EPEAT rating of gold (its highest marks re: environmental impact). “Small books” are shorter than average length and print duplex, so each run takes less time, materials, and electricity to generate impact and enjoyment. The digital press is newer technology and a more energy-efficient appliance than traditional offset presses. Because the distance between printer and publisher is remarkably short (currently just 1.1 miles), far less gas is used than with publishers who print out-of-state or out-of-country. We reduce waste by removing over-runs from the process (we print only what we need). Lastly, we favor Mohawk 100% recycled papers (while still achieving 98 brightness). We’d love to be using soy-based or other green inks but it’s just not feasible at this time via on-demand, short-run printing. We’ll continue to weigh alternatives at our CPU (cost per unit).