Nonprofit Berkeley, Calif., press North Atlantic Books has launched a new imprint, Evolver Editions. The imprint is a collaboration between North Atlantic, which publishes books on alternative health and other subjects, and Evolver LLC, which publishes the online magazine Reality Sandwich, a place for writings on “psychic evolution.”
Beginning in fall 2011, Evolver will publish books by writers known in the spiritual counterculture as leading voices of the transformational movement, a release from the publisher said. Books will cover subjects such as shamanism, environmental design, cosmology, and political organizing. The books will “share a hopeful, developmental outlook on the current state of the world and our opportunity to co-create a planetary culture based on empathy, higher consciousness, and collaboration,” said the release. The fall 2011 list will include five titles, including the first book in the Evolver Editions Manifesto series, a collection of short “calls to action.”
Going forward, Evolver Editions will publish four to five titles a season, and 12 to 15 a year, a spokesperson said. Formats will be a mix of hardcover and paperback, and most titles will also be released as e-books. The North Atlantic Books editor handling Evolver Editions books is Erin Wiegand.