Chelsea Green Publishing

Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Service

What kind of books does Chelsea Green publish?

For over 30 years Chelsea Green has been a leading publisher of foundational books on the politics and practice of sustainable living - books that go beyond how-to techniques to address the larger imperatives of restoring our depleted soils and fractured social and economic systems and reconnecting us to our communities, our food, and our world. We lead the industry both in terms of content, with foundational books on renewable energy, green building, organic agriculture, eco-cuisine, and ethical business; and in terms of environmental practice, by printing on recycled paper.

How to Order

We accept orders online with Visa, Mastercard, and American Express credit card payments. All transactions placed online are secure, using security technology to encrypt and protect your information during transit. Once we have processed an order, we safely discard credit card information.

Ordering by Phone

Individuals or organizations wishing to place an order by telephone please call: 1-800-639-4099

Order by Mail

You can order by mail by sending a completed order form accompanied by a check, money order, or Mastercard, Visa or American Express information. Please send to:

Chelsea Green Publishing
85 North Main Street, Ste 120
White River Junction, VT 05001

How to Contact Customer Care

Our offices are open 9am – 5pm (est) and can be reached at 802-295-6300 or customerservice@chelseagreen.com

 Shipping and Returns

For our full shipping and return policy please follow this link. 

Setting up an Online Account

By creating an account, you will be able to move through the checkout process faster, store multiple shipping addresses, view and track your orders in your account and more! Set up your account here.

Viewing Your Order History

To view your order history, sign into your account and then visit your dashboard.

Lost Your Password

If you have lost your password you can reset it here.

Special Offers and Promotional Codes

Discount codes do not combine with other offers. You can visit our current online promotion offers by going here. Please contact web@chelseagreen.com for any questions.

Customers Outside the United States

For online orders we only ship printed books to customers in the United States. To find international order information please visit our international distributor information here or call our customer service line at 1-800-639-4099.

International customers interested in our wide selection of eBooks can order directly from us (as of August 2016). You can see our full selection of eBooks on our website. Once you make a purchase, visit our easy-to-follow instructions to download your eBook and start reading on your favorite device.

Contact Information

Directions and Contact information

For location, hours and contact information please follow this link

Staff Directory       

For a full staff directory please visit our Staff Directory here

Contact an Author

To respect the privacy of our authors, we do not disclose their personal contact information. We would be happy, to forward your message. Please send your e-mail message with the author’s name clearly indicated in the subject heading to editorial@chelseagreen.com  

Employment Opportunities

            Thank you for your interest! To see a listing of open positions please follow this link.

Requesting a book donation

Chelsea Green Publishing is committed to supporting organizations and endeavors that are aligned with our mission, especially those within our own community. However, we receive an enormous number of requests for book donations. Please fill out this online form, and we will review each request and notify you if we are able to fulfill your donation request. No phone calls or emails. Please make your request at least one month in advance. 

Media, Retail, Wholesale and Academic Requests         

Media Inquiries and Review Copy requests

Please contact Marketing Director, Sean Mahar, at smaher@chelseagreen.com

Desk or examination requests

Chelsea Green is pleased to send examination copies of its books to qualified instructors of appropriate courses. To request desk or examination copies, please complete our online form here. If you have questions please contact Jeffrey Slayton at jslayton@chelseagreen.com, (802) 295-6300 ext. 113.

We welcome your comments regarding the suitability of the title you have requested for possible adoption. Thanks for your interest in Chelsea Green books.

Requesting a catalog

Please visit our retailer site for downloadable and electronic catalogs, order forms, and contact information for U.S and international representatives.

Terms for Trade and Retailers

For trade and retailer terms please follow this link.

Please visit our retailer site for downloadable and electronic catalogs, order forms, and contact information for U.S and international representatives. 

Foreign Trade Distribution

To place an international wholesale order, please contact the appropriate foreign trade distributor here.

Library inquiries

As an independent publisher, Chelsea Green is always looking for ways to better support our community bookstores and our community libraries - both of which can serve as critical hubs for our readers to connect with the resources we have to offer.

If you have any questions about us or our books, please feel free to contact library and trade sales manager Michael Weaver at mweaver@chelseagreen.com

Submission, Permissions and Rights

Submission Guidelines

Chelsea Green specializes in books that promote the “politics and practice of sustainable living” that are suitable for a general audience.

We encourage you to browse our website, looking closely at our titles to see what books we offer, and reviewing the submission criteria that follow. Although we accept unsolicited submissions, we usually receive more than 800 submissions annually and publish about 30 titles a year. If you think that your work is a good fit for Chelsea Green, then consider sending in a query letter or proposal.

Please visit our full submission guidelines and directions here.

Permissions Requests

If you would like to reprint material from any Chelsea Green title as part of a new work, course pack, or for use as course material, please contact:

Copyright Clearance Center
222 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923 
Phone (978) 750-8400
Fax: (978) 646-8600
www.copyright.com

If you would like to reprint material from a Chelsea Green title for use other than that described above, please contact: MMetivier@chelseagreen.com

Subsidiary Rights

For rights inquiries or to request review copies, please contact: bgoodspeed@chelseagreen.com

Author Inquiries

Find where an author speaking

Please visit our author events information here

For more information on a specific event please contact Jenna Stewart at: jstewart@chelseagreen.com

Request an author to come to an event

To set up an author appearance, contact Jenna Stewart at: jstewart@chelseagreen.com

Contact an author  

To respect the privacy of our authors, we do not disclose their personal contact information. We would be happy, to forward your message. Please send your e-mail message with the author’s name clearly indicated in the subject heading to editorial@chelseagreen.com