Exciting News:Â Green Writers Press/Green Place Books, & Green Sprouts for Kids has just accepted an offer from a German foreign rights agent for our Adult and Children’s titles exclusively for the German language market. They will also handle other international licensing deals like our current Chinese deal for an exclusive on our children’s titles.
HereÂ isÂ their website and they have offices in Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich!
Link:Â http://agentur-brauer.de We will definitely save up for a table in Frankfurt at the International Book Fair in October this year!
Other publishers they represent include the following: Crossroads Press, Melville House, Two Dollar Radio, and more!
~~~~~~~~~ Please note: Our Cuba Trip has been postponed to early November!Â ~~~~~~~~~
Congrats to our Vermont Book Award Nominees from Green Writers Press!
Our Calendar is a 100% donation to 350-Vermont! Thanks to all our photographers who donated their work! Conceived by Nancy Braus, GWP advisory board and owner of Everyone’s Books in Brattleboro. Our paper is Reincarnation, made from 100% recycled content waste, bleached without the use of chlorine compounds and printed locally in Vermont by Springfield Printing Company, using soy-based ink.
We are Vermont! is a calendar created to benefit 350Vermont. Our goal is to share the creativity, passion,Â diversity, and progressive activism of Vermonters through beautiful color images donated by talented photographers. We will feature images of organic farms, farmersâ€™ gardens, protests for climate and migrant justice, renewable energy, our outspoken and brave progressive elected officials, the womenâ€™s march, the 2016 pipeline protests, and more. Continue reading →
BULK! Itâ€™s so important that Iâ€™m writing my entire second blog post about it. Even if everything you need isnâ€™t available in bulk where you live, chances are this is where you can find a lot of things you do need or want.
When it comes to shopping sustainably, bulk is the ultimate lifesaver. While items bought in bulk likely still came in disposable packaging, the customerâ€™s choice to buy in bulk as opposed to individually wrapped products reduces the amount of packaging used. The truth is, unless youâ€™re growing all of your own food, itâ€™s practically impossible to buy food without someone producing some type of trash along the way. But it doesnâ€™t have to be this way, and by refusing this unnecessary packaging in everyday shopping, a consumer is voting for change.
Rooted in a Thoreauvian sense of Place, a new literary movement is sweeping Vermont. From Walden to Walden North, Vermont, localvores have shifted their focus from eating to reading, writing, and publishing! We are thrilled to be a big part of this movement. Our recent NEK (Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom) book tour was a great successâ€”there is a lot of interest in our new publishing company. As publishersÂ in a global market, weÂ mediate between the great world and the place we call home. We look for the genius loci, the “spirit of place,” in selecting our titles and partnering with our authors and readers.
Locally,Â Vermonters are unearthing what was once “concealed”â€”to borrow Thoreau’s wordsâ€”in their “haze-filled valleys” and mountainside farms to share with readers “their Waldens” in poetry, stories, and novels.
With summer finally here, we can all let out a collective sigh of relief, but I am doing some stacking of wood for next winter at my home office, so there is always the “Winter Ready” â€” to paraphrase our very own poet, Leland Kinsey’s new book title â€” work that has to be done, especially in Vermont with our longer winters… But that brings me to the next thing: winter, seasons, climate crisis, and building awareness.