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Chelsea Green Launches Sustainable Erotica Imprint: Apocalyptica

UPDATE: April Fools! We’re not really starting a new imprint for green erotica, but thanks to everyone who shared our prank. Stay up to date with our (actual) latest releases by signing up for our e-newsletter here. After nearly thirty years as the go-to publisher for all things sustainable, Chelsea Green is thrusting itself into new, fertile fields with the launch of Apocalyptica (™), a new eBook-only imprint for “green” erotica. President and Publisher Margo Baldwin is excited about this new direction, and sees huge potential, “When I saw the runaway success of Fifty Shades of Grey, I thought, you know they’ve really got something there. But who’s writing erotica for the permaculture activists, horse farmers, fermentos, and orchardists? No one.  It’s an open market. We decided to jump in bed right away.” Fifty Shades of Grey, the E.L. James trilogy of erotic novels that began as self-published fan fiction, exploded onto The New York Times bestseller list in recent years, reportedly selling more than 35 million U.S. copies. Chelsea Green, which will celebrate it’s 30th anniversary in 2014, decided to use some of the proceeds from its record-breaking sales year of 2012 to jump-start its erotic imprint. Chelsea Green’s Apocalyptica (™) imprint will focus on stories that speak to the often hidden, sensual, and romantic world of homesteaders, preppers, doomers, and sustainable living devotees. From Gaia-themed romance novels to practical, how-to manuals on growing and making your own aphrodisiacs and pleasure aids, the Apocalyptica imprint will couple nicely with Chelsea Green’s conventional DIY and how-to books. Forthcoming titles in 2013-2014 include:
  • Peak Love: Renewing Romance in a Post-Oil World
  • Holistic Hot Beds: Heating Up the Garden
  • The Four-Season Lover: Strategies for Love in Cold Climates
  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Pleasure: The Escalating Battle Over Deciding Who We Can Love
  • Local Dollars, Local Love: How to Shift Relationships from the Boardroom to the Bedroom
  • The Polyamorous Handbook: Planning. Erecting. Using. Maintaining.
Why Apocalyptica? Easy: With all the doom and gloom in the world, Chelsea Green decided that at least one publisher should focus on what remains good — love. Sustainable, holistic, and organic love. Why now? Simple. The imprint’s tagline says it all: “What’s hotter than the end of the world?” Originally posted April 1, 2013

Let’s Make Bernie Sanders a Bestseller!

As the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders continues to climb in the polls, crushing online fundraising records and frustrating party insiders and pundits along the way, we’re looking to put Bernie’s message on bestseller lists everywhere in time for the national debates in October and November!With the first Democratic debate to be held on October […] Read More..

Bern Baby Bern!

Feel the Bern, now read the Bern. Chelsea Green is bringing out the first major book chronicling the issues being raised by US Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for president of the United States. The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America is the only book that outlines, in Sanders’ own words and […] Read More..

Dig In: June Roundup

The latest news and opinions from Chelsea Green and our authors, as well as tips and techniques about how you can bring our books to life in your kitchen, backyard, or community, and special sales, promotions and new releases.   Food Lover’s Guide: 25% Off ALL Food & Drink Books Whether you want to make […] Read More..

Learn How to Connect with Chelsea Green Authors Near You

Each year, we partner with dozens of organizations to bring our authors closer to you and your community. With our website redesign, it’s now easier than ever to find out where your favorite authors are going to be and when. Head to the “Events” tab to explore these new features and tools: Filter events using […] Read More..

New Look, New Tools, New Ways to Connect with Chelsea Green

Welcome to the new, redesigned digital home of Chelsea Green Publishing! Over the years you have asked for better ways to connect with our authors, to share information with friends and family, and to buy books from us. We listened to your feedback and integrated your wishes with a fresh design that allows you to […] Read More..