It has become almost expected that a new paperback book is made from recycled paper and is fully recyclable. This is all very well and good, but James Kaelan’s first novel, We’re getting on, takes things a step further.
The book’s cover is made from silver birch seed – meaning that when you’re done with reading the novel, you can not just recycle it but actually plant it – giving you a lovely little silver birch tree a few years later.
This admittedly sounds like a gimick, but the author clearly does take this stuff fairly seriously. His publicity tour (across 1900 miles from LA to Vancouver) will be done entirely by bicycle, and along the route he will be staying in organic farms and eating mainly vegan power bars.
It just remains to see whether he can actually write…