Welcome to Green Writers Press!

Founder Dede Cummings at home in Vermont. Photo by Jeff Woodward.

Founder Dede Cummings at home in Vermont. Photo by Jeff Woodward.

We are a Vermont-based, global publisher. The term ‘localvore’ applies to our mission, which is to publish books, eBooks, and audio books that will spread a message of hope and renewal. We strive to build awareness to stop the global climate catastrophe. (Here is a link to an article about our inception in Publishers Weekly.)

It is our mission, at Green Writers Press, to spread a message of environmental activism through the words and images we publish. We also publish books which, while not quite related to that goal, speak to our quality of life and the beauty of nature. Printing on demand (POD), and using only FSC-certified papers printed at our Vermont printer, Springfield Printing Corporation, at Thomson-Shore in Michigan, Bookmobile in Minneapolis, and at our Tennessee printer, Lightning Source, we will adhere to GWP’s commitment to preserving and protecting the natural resources of the earth. To that end, a percentage of our profits will be donated to environmental activist groups like 350.org and other groups that the author is part of (social justice groups, etc.).

Our vision is that, collectively, our printed and eBooks will become a chorus of voices of writers, readers, artists, and photographers, who care about the fate of the earth and want to do something about it. Though we believe our books will be interesting to Vermont residents, Green Writers Press has national and international (Gazelle, etc.) distribution and we hope to have a broad reach and impact. Our voices need to be heard, which is why we refer to our press as a global press. We are all connected on this planet we love.

Our books are printed with soy-based inks on paper made with a chlorine-free process, utilizing technology called “Printing on Demand (POD).” We adhere to GWP’s commitment to preserving and protecting the natural resources of the earth, utilizing responsible environmental, social, and economic practices. Environmentally responsible and sustainable practices are embraced within this, our mission statement. We are exploring printing on other materials as well, such as organic hemp from Canada, kenaf, and arundo donax (similar to bamboo).

Please peruse our book titles! If you’d like to pre-order a copy of the books listed on this site or our PDF catalog, as print-on-demand or eBook, just contact your local, independent bookstore with the information found here at our national book distributor Midpoint Trade Books.

We will encourage our buyers to shop local first, and use this link to find your local bookstore.

Our books are yours to receive and ours to share. We are very excited, and welcome your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Collectively, our voices can be heard—the earth is silent and awaits our action.

If you are interested in getting involved (interns are always needed), message us at dede@greenwriterspress.com

Thanks for your support!

The Green Writers Press team