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Independent publisher will plant a tree for every book title published

The scheme will combat deforestation.

The effects of us staying indoors during the coronavirus pandemic resulted in clearer skies and bluer waters in many parts of the world. This publisher wants to keep supporting the environment as we make our return to 'normal'.

Environmental concerns are firmly back on the agenda in 2021 and Leicestershire-based publisher Troubador has announced its new sustainability project launching in May which will see them plant a tree for every author whose book they publish in 2021.

Troubador MD Jeremy Thompson said: “We launched the scheme at the end of April by planting a tree for all staff for Easter, and this will now continue as we plant a tree for every author once their book is published – our authors are very positive about the scheme and we hope to extend it to our other publishing imprints next year.”

Partnering with More Trees, the scheme will offset 0.3 tonnes of carbon, support projects overseas providing farmers and villages with skills and employment, and combat deforestation – and Troubador have set themselves a target of over 500 trees to plant this year alone.

Troubador's Jeremy Thompson and Jane Rowland

Troubador is an independent UK publisher offering a range of publishing options to authors from assisting independent authors through to full service self-publishing, and partnership and mainstream publishing.

The company also organises events for authors, including the annual Self-Publishing Conference at the University of Leicester.

“It’s a privilege to help authors publish and print their books, but all businesses have to consider their impact on the wider world, and we’ve wanted to develop a scheme for some time that would help us put back into the environment too, beyond just using environmentally certified papers and packaging,” observes Jane Rowland, Troubador operations director.

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