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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


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..

The eBooks You Crave: Instant Access, Instant Savings

It’s an eBook** summer flash sale! For one week only, all our eBooks — over 200 titles — are 50% off. It’s the perfect time to try something new or just stock-up on new books for the summer. But hurry the sale will end in a flash! eBook Flash Sale for one week only! Need […] 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..

Food Lover’s Guide: 25% Off ALL Food & Drink Books

Where our food comes from and how it is grown matters. Having control over our food supply is key to a more resilient and sustainable future. A major part of Chelsea Green’s mission is to inspire you with ideas and practical tips. So whether you want to make the world’s best cheese; find a new […] Read More..

Say hello to the new Chelsea Green

We’ve been quietly at work the past months building a new website from scratch. We designed it to be clean, beautiful and easy to use! Over the years you have asked for improvements and we listened with a fresh design that allows you to more easily connect with our authors, dig into our content, buy […] Read More..