~ Why plant a tree?
Too long, book lovers have ignored where their books come from. Indeed, people rarely even associate books with trees!
Just ‘Google’ deforestation and you will find information like these quotes below and much, much more!
‘In recent times, paper production has played a role in changing the world in other ways. The book industry alone required 3 million to 4 million tons of paper over just the last three years, which translates into the consumption of a lot of trees—at least 60 million worldwide, according to the nonprofit Green Press Initiative (GPI), including wood harvested in some of Earth’s most sensitive ecosystems, the Canadian boreal forest and the Indonesian rain forest among them.’
‘With the GPI reporting that the paper industry emits the fourth-highest level of C02 among manufacturers, these are not numbers the book industry can ignore, as there is widespread evidence of a correlation between the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and global temperatures.’
You may also want to see this: http://www.greenpressinitiative.org/impacts/forests.htm
As a Pagan/Heathen I simply cannot add to this deforestation by creating more environmentally unfriendly print books, so by publishing sustainably resource paperbacks and ebooks and planting trees, I feel Wyrdwood Publications is helping to work towards a better future for us all.
~ Why isn’t every book you sell a ‘Green Leaves’ book?
Eventually, my goal is to have every book I sell a ‘Green Leaves’ book. The cost of each tree planted for our ‘Green Leaves’ books is taken from my percentage of the sale after the author has been paid. I do this because I believe we should put something back to the very environment that sustains us.
Obviously, the more books we sell the more books will be ‘upgraded’ to ‘Green Leaves’ books and have trees planted.
So the more you buy from us, the more we can do to help the environment and deforestation together.
~ How do I know my payment information is safe?
I cannot see your payment information at any stage of a sale and as I only accept payments through PayPal (although you don’t have to have an account with Paypal to pay through them), they guarantee your information’s safety. Paypal process thousands of dollars every minute, so they have to ensure your privacy to keep their business going!
~ Will you be getting a bigger variety of books?
Yes, we are working very hard to bring new books to you every day.
We are negotiating with authors and potential authors, reading proposals for books, reading manuscripts for possible publication and working on publishing successful manuscripts.
We have several new books in various stages of development.
~ Why do you only publish Pagan/Heathen books?
There are many, many publishers of general print books in the world. There are many publishers of Pagan/Heathen print books too, but most of these are not independent or environmentally friendly.
There are very few book publishers (inherently environmentally friendly) who are independent AND specialize in Pagan/Heathen subject matter, hence why I decided to create Wyrdwood Publications. To me Pagan/Heathens should be looking after the environment, how many folks claim that ‘Nature is their Church’? Or that they ‘worship nature’?
Specializing in Pagan/Heathen fiction and non-fiction books, makes me feel that I am ‘walking the talk’. I am publishing information of interest to my fellow Pagans and Heathens and showing the world that we, as Pagans, can do some good in this world. We do now sell a few books that are non-pagan/Heathen related, but they must be written by openly Pagan/Heathen authors.
~ Do you take submissions?
We are always looking for new authors, so if you want to be published or know someone that does, please take a look at our Submission Guidelines below.
We are also happy to take on unpublished authors and authors without agents, something that standard print companies rarely, if ever, want to do.
~ More questions
If you have any questions you would like to ask and add here please do not hesitate to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org