Chelsea Green Publishing is a company that publishes books on the politics and practices of sustainable living. Their books are printed on recycled paper, which helps promote sustainable living even further, and focus on such subjects as:
Customers may view the online catalog of books here, or peruse the Chelsea Green Bookstore. The website allows customers the ability to sort books by Title, Author, or Release Date.
Other services and products offered by the company include:
- ChelseaGreenTv – videos offering green tips and advice, as well as ‘how-tos’
- ChelseaGreenRadio podcasts – podcast episodes of author interviews, samples of books, and original content from Chelsea Green Publishing
- Blogger Directory – Chelsea Green Publishing’s blogging community is composed of authors, readers, staff, and community members who come together to help find solutions for creating a more sustainable society.
Chelsea Green Publishing was founded in 1984 by Margo and Ian Baldwin and was also one of the founding member companies of the Green Press Initiative. Margo Baldwin is the current President and Publisher after having stepped back into the position in 2002 to help redefine the company’s mission and goals.
A newsletter released on July 2, 2012 announced that the new owners of Chelsea Green Publishing are the employees, who now own 80% of the company's stock.
Chelsea Green Publishing is located at:
85 North Main Street
White River Junction, Vermont 05001
Customers may reach the company by submitting a Contact Us form or by calling/faxing the following numbers:
For orders: 800-639-4099
Due to the nature of the business, you’re more likely to find customer reviews of the books published by Chelsea Green Publishing, rather than the company itself. However, perhaps the best example of customer satisfaction in regards to books published by Chelsea Green Publishing can be represented by the number of New York Times bestsellers that have been published by this small company. Among them are:
Other reviewers refer to Chelsea Green Publishing as:
“The go-to publisher for all things sustainable." —TreeHugger
"Tiny but politically mighty." —Sara Nelson, Publisher's Weekly
The Better Business Bureau does not currently list a business review for Chelsea Green Publishing. The company’s reputation and history of publishing several New York Times Bestsellers speaks well for its credibility, however. Chelsea Green Publishing’s links with such notable and trustworthy organizations whose goals are to promote a better environment and sustainability, make it one of the most popular publishing companies for environmental publications. Links to these organizations can be found on the company’s website and include:
Chelsea Green Publishing has partnered with Mother Earth News, which is the most popular and longest-running sustainable-lifestyle magazine, to offer readers the opportunity to win a library of books on Sustainable Living. This sweepstakes has afforded readers the chance to win eight popular books published by the company.
Other mentions of Chelsea Green Publishing include numerous articles on the Publisher’s Weekly website regarding the latest company news.
Chelsea Green Publishing has over 400 titles in print, of which, several have received numerous awards, including ALA and Booklist Notable Books of the Year, the John Burroughs Medal, James Beard Award finalist, and the Garden Globe Award.
The company’s affiliations include:
Alexa.com, a website information and statistics company, shows a global traffic rank of 131,951 for Chelsea Green Publishing. Basically, this means that of the websites available today, 131,951 of them receive more global traffic than chelseagreen.com. The company’s U.S. traffic rank is currently 33,377. This information is calculated based on page views and average daily visitors over the course of three months.
Another statistics company, Compete.com, analyzes traffic rank and unique visitors for websites. Chelsea Green Publishing currently averages 11,986 unique visitors per month and has a U.S. popularity rank of 125,884.
Google’s Page Rank feature gives Chelsea Green Publishing a page rank value of 6 out of 10 possible points.
Chelsea Green Publishing maintains a presence on the most popular social media websites, Twitter and Facebook. Following are the company’s stats for those websites:
- Twitter – The Company currently has 19,250 followers and follows 9,318 other members. Tweets are posted very frequently regarding environmental, sustainability, and political issues.
- Facebook – 10,818 Facebook members currently follow Chelsea Green Publishing. The company posts frequently regarding environmental, political, and sustainability issues, as well as current discounts and promotions.
The company also has several bloggers in its blogging community who post regularly.
Chelsea Green Publishing offers its customers securing shopping by having its content verified by ‘Secure Site’, which is a website verification program offered by GoDaddy.com. The site holds a valid Web Server Certificate and protects its transactions with up to 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption.
Additionally, Google’s Safe Browsing tool has tested 12 pages on the Chelsea Green Publishing website over the past 90 days and none of the tests detected any malicious software being downloaded or installed without user content. Chelseagreen.com does not appear to function as a malware intermediary for the infection of any other sites and has not hosted any malware in the past 90 days.
Chelsea Green Publishing offers its titles for sale in the Chelsea Green Bookstore. The pricing is not very competitive however; this is not unusual when purchasing books directly from a publisher. Certain titles will be priced higher due to being printed on recycled paper, as well.
Gaia’s Garden, Second Edition by Toby Hemenway
Sowing Seeds in the Desert by Masanobu Fukuoka
Occupy World Street by Ross Jackson
Chelsea Green Publishing does not accept International Orders online however; the company provides a list of International Distributors where customers may visit or call to order books. The company recommends calling +1-802-295-6300 between 9 AM and 5 PM Eastern Standard Time to order titles over the phone if they are not available at the foreign locations.
Otherwise, the U.S. Shipping Rate is as follows:
Note: Orders above $100 receive free shipping
$0.00 to $19.99
$20.00 to $39.99
$40.00 to $59.99
$60.00 to $79.99
$80.00 to $99.99
$100.00 and Above
Chelsea Green Publishing currently accepts the following major credit cards when placing an order on its website:
- American Express
The company does not accept Discover, PayPal, Google Checkout, eBillMe, BillMeLater, E-Check, EFT, QPass or any other form of payment at this time.
International distributors or orders placed over the phone may accept other forms of payment and customers should inquire directly.
Chelsea Green Publishing does not list a return policy for individual customers. The return policy for retailers follows and is taken directly from the website:
Retailer Terms & Discount Schedule
Net 30 days with credit approval. FOB Claremont, NH. Shipment will be via UPS unless otherwise stipulated.
Schedule A - Returnable
1-4 copies, 35% (pre-paid, no invoicing)
5+ copies, single or assorted titles, 45%
Schedule B - Non-returnable
1-4 copies, 35% (pre-paid, no invoicing)
5-9 copies, single or assorted titles, 45%
10+ copies, single or assorted titles, 50%
No cash refunds—credit only. We will not accept returns within 90 days of invoice (except for author event orders) and full credit is given for books that are in print and returned within 2 years from the date of invoice and must be accompanied by original invoice number. Returns will be denied on books that have been declared OP/OSI for 6 months.
Ship all returns to:
Chelsea Green Publishing
425 Washington Street
Claremont, NH 03743
All short shipments and damaged books must be reported within 30 days for credit.
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