Joy, how much control does an author have over whether their books are printed on recycled paper? Would they have to take a pay cut? Are certain publishing houses investing more in recycled material? Thanks.
As far as I am aware no big name publisher uses 100% recycled paper to print their books, although if memory recalls Random House and a few others use up to 25% recycled paper to print. I forget why it’s not higher but I think it has something to do with how the ink responds to certain types of paper.
I wouldn’t think the author would need to take a pay cut, that’s not generally how that works, but I also think you will be hard pushed to find a publishing house that uses 100% recycled paper.
I suppose your best option would be to look into which houses do this as common practice and who have signed the Book Industry Treatise on Environmentally Responsible Publishing.