Today was a day of nasty news from the book publishing industry. Apple and publishers like MacMillan and Penguin Group are accused of setting up a racket that pumped up the price of ebooks.
That’s nasty, but its nothing compared with what Barnes & Noble has been caught doing. A Greenpeace investigation has found that the giant bookstore chain has been publishing books using paper made from trees illegally harvested on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where there are many endangered animals, including tigers, orangutans and a species of rhinoceros of which only about 300 remain.
Of all the companies exposed in the investigation, Barnes and Noble is the only company that has refused to stop using the illegal rainforest paper. Join the protest: Boycott Barnes & Noble until the book seller cuts its ties with illegal rainforest products.