Patagonia to Stop Printing Galleys
Patagonia Books will no longer print advance reading copies of books, citing the environmental impact of the paper waste. The publisher will rely on advance digital reader copies instead, which will continue to be available 4-5 months in advance of publication via PDF, flipbook, and Edelweiss.
"The printing and distribution of ARCs requires unnecessary expenditure of natural resources—paper to print, fossil fuel to distribute," Karla Olson, director of Patagonia Books, said. In this era of climate crisis, electronic ARCs ought to be the new standard, as well as the move to 100% post-consumer recyclable paper for all books, industry-wide."