From Publicist Jessi Hector:
Come July 1st, Sacramento, CA independent publisher Flatmancrooked will release We're Getting On, the debut novel from promising young author, James Kaelan. The story follows a group of twenty-somethings who attempt to live completely off the grid, no technology, modern conveniences, etc. The first edition of We're Getting On, which will only be available exclusively through the publisher and on the book tour, includes a cover printed entirely on seed paper, hand pressed by Porridge Papers of Lincoln, NE. When a cover is planted in the ground, it will eventually grow into Spruce trees! The interior of the book is also printed on 100% recycled paper. Believe it or not, this limited edition (1000 total are available) offsets its own carbon footprint 10x over. There will also be a second edition, releasing on the same day, sans seed paper cover, available where all books are sold.
The novel is at the center of what is being dubbed the Zero Emission Book Project. Beginning July 2nd, Kaelen will depart on a 20+ city book tour on bicycle, kicking off in Santa Monica, CA and taking him up the West Coast to beautiful Vancouver, BC. At each reading, the author will be reading excerpts from We're Getting On as well as planting a book cover from a 1st edition copy. In keeping with the sustainable nature of the project, Kaelen will be camping at local farms between each stop. We're also working on securing Kaelan as a guest on Comedy Central's Colbert Report. If everything goes according to plan, Kaelan will then ride from Vancouver to New York City to appear on the show. We're extremely lucky to have Cannondale bicycles and Bellwether apparel on board as our first sponsors of the tour!