New York, NY (PRWEB) July 16, 2013
Sullivan Street Press, leading green e-book publisher, embraces the free spirit of summer with an event-filled road trip to spread the word about e-books and publishing’s role in reducing its carbon footprint.
Over the course of the summer, Sullivan Street Press will continue the wildly successful Scags at 7 Video Project that began last summer. Wearing their “Want a free book?” T-shirts, the pair, Deborah Emin and Suzanne Pyrch, will seek out volunteers to read a 2- minute segment from Scags at 7. Participants will have their video hosted on the Scags at 7 YouTube channel and will receive a complimentary copy of Scags at 7 as a thank you for their participation in the project.
“I am truly amazed at how open people have been to reading a segment of Scags in a public setting, and even more thrilled at the questions they asked following the reading,” Deborah Emin, Founder Sullivan Street Press, said, “This project has opened my eyes to how hungry the general public is to know more about the digital changes taking place in the publishing industry and to become a part of that change.”
As the team makes their way south, there are plans to host a free showing of A Fierce Green Fire, an independent documentary detailing the history of the environmental movement. This independent film was directed and written by Academy Award nominated Mark Kitchell, and features a stunning cast, including Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, and has been shown at festivals around the world ever since.
“We are elated to have the opportunity to promote awareness of the environmental movement through the showing of this ground breaking documentary that mirrors the commitment to environmental sustainability that Sullivan Street Press embodies,” Deborah Emin said when asked about why they would be showing the film.
These road trips always need to pay tribute to iconic American writers. This summer’s road trip will honor Eudora Welty and William Faulkner as the pair drive through Mississippi on their way to New Orleans. Just as with all the news and stories they dig up on this trip, the blogs and photos of the visits to these writers’ hometowns of Jackson and Oxford, Mississippi will appear on the Sullivan Street Press Facebook page.
Sullivan Street Press has always seen itself as having two missions: to change the publishing paradigm and to sell books that tell the stories many publishers refuse to publish. The yearly road trips are integral to accomplishing both of these missions.
About Sullivan Street Press:
Founded 3 years ago, Sullivan Street Press entered the e-publishing domain to change the publishing paradigm. It recognized that for both financial and environmental reasons it was necessary to advocate for the rise of the e-book and the technology that makes all things digital possible. Responding to readers’ concerns, many of whom aren’t yet ready to commit to the e-book revolution, SSP began to have its books published in Print-on-Demand format on the Espresso Book Machine at McNally Jackson Books in New York City. In furtherance of the digital side of its publishing mission, the Scags Series is also available as in iPad app, powered by MAZ Digital. For more information on all the various ways in which Sullivan Street Press is using new technology to reduce pollution and waste in the publishing process, visit the website: http://www.sullivanstpress.com