It’s our mission at Idle Time Press to create a new world of reader happiness while being responsible citizens and good stewards of our planet. We love books, you love books! Our collective love of books demands a lot of energy and generates an incredible amount of waste. Too many books languish on store shelves before being returned unsold. This is the result of our focus on fast production. We’ve come to believe that something is desirable if we can walk in a shop and leave with it in our hands, without weighing the costs and consequences of the resulting over production.
Idle Time Press is taking a different approach. We’re slowing things down, taking our time, finding our soul. If five books are ordered then five books are produced, if one book is ordered than one book is produced. Nothing goes to waste. This means a delay between the day you place your order, and the day you get your book – but maybe that’s OK. We think you have more time and patience today than a year ago. That’s why we think this is the perfect time for change. And as our books spend more time in your hands and their pages become dog eared and smeared with jam, we hope you’ll continue to love them as if they were new. And when you’re ready to close our book covers for the last time, we hope you’ll pass them along to someone who loves books as much as you.