The production of
excess printed copies

Let’s work together

to eliminate waste, reduce environmental impacts

As New Zealand’s self-publishing experts, YourBooks has an exciting story to share too.

In the publishing industry, we often witness an unfortunate side effect of the creative process: The production of excess printed copies – also known as “Overs”.

However, due to the nature of book publishing and the variables we must allow for in printing, Overs are an inevitable by-product in the pursuit of crafting good-quality books. Oftentimes these Overs then contribute to unnecessary waste and have unfavourable environmental impacts.

In light of this, we are pleased to introduce to you, the Overs Initiative! A unique program aimed at mitigating waste and minimising the environmental footprint of published books.

We believe that by working together, we can transform this situation into a win-win!

By participating in this initiative, you will be making a significant impact on sustainability, while also benefiting from substantial cost savings.

How this will work is that, instead of allowing excess copies to go to waste or be discarded, we’d like to encourage you to purchase your Overs at a significantly reduced cost. By doing so, you will gain several advantages:

Environmental Responsibility

By acquiring your Overs, you actively participate in minimising the carbon footprint associated with the production, storage, and disposal of surplus books. This demonstrates your commitment to sustainability and sets an inspiring example for your readers and fellow authors.

Cost Savings

Overs will be made available to you at a considerably discounted price. By taking advantage of this opportunity, you can reduce your publishing expenses, allowing you to allocate resources to other vital aspects of your literary journey.

Marketing and Outreach Potential

Owning overprints presents you with various opportunities for creative marketing and promotional strategies. These surplus copies can be used for giveaways, contests, or donations to libraries, schools, and charitable organisations, thus expanding your readership and enhancing your public image.

Let’s work together to eliminate waste, reduce environmental impacts, and create a more sustainable future for the literary community.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this initiative further, please feel free to reach out.