News from Ruka Press

We are proud to announce that author Julie Castillo has signed a contract with Ruka Press to publish her first book, tentatively titled Opting Out of Industrial Food: Feed Your Family and Your Worldview for Less than You Pay at the Supermarket. Publication is initially planned for late in 2014.

Opting Out is a guide to choosing delicious, healthy, environmentally friendly, affordable food for your family. The antidote to overpriced, boutique “natural” foods on the one hand and unhealthy processed food products on the other, this book is a guide to transforming your relationship with food from routine to blissful. It shows readers how to buy local, organic, and sustainably grown food for less than they pay at the supermarket. It’s not written to persuade but to inform, with the goal of helping people act on the choice they’ve already made to eat purposefully and buy responsibly.

“I heard dozens of voices, on TV, radio, and the Internet, grumbling that local organic food was much more expensive, and not one voice suggesting that it could be cheaper,” Castillo said. “I decided to be that one voice.”
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getAbstract is a service that recommends and summarizes the latest business books for a large, international audience of business executives. getAbstract decided to make The Pipeline and the Paradigm one of three “Editors’ Picks,” bringing it to the attention of even more of their readers. We are grateful for the endorsement.

They wrote: “While always remaining politically neutral, getAbstract recommends this heartfelt side of the debate to those concerned about energy and climate change and to anyone who wants to learn more about the extraction of oil from tar sands and Keystone itself.”

Our authors have several events planned in September and October. Come out and say hello.

Samuel Avery, author of The Pipeline and the Paradigm:

  • September 17, 6:00 pm—Green Institute, 732 East Market St., Louisville, KY
  • September 19, 7:00 pm—Meadowlark Coffee House, 1624 South St., Lincoln, NE
  • September 26, 5:00 pm—The Faculty House, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
  • November 4, 1:25 pm—Jefferson County Technical College, Louisville, KY
  • October 10—Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Elizabethtown, KY

Katie Fallon, author of Reed Writing Award finalist Cerulean Blues:

Joan Maloof, author of Among the Ancients:

  • September 25, 2:00 pm—Dedication of Rockefeller Forest, Humboldt County, CA.
  • October 11, 6:30 pm—Recreational Tree Climbers International, Georgia.

We’re pleased to report that The Pipeline and the Paradigm by Samuel Avery is now available in an unabridged audio version. It’s available from,, and other audiobook vendors. You can listen to a sample here.

Samuel Avery, author of The Pipeline and the Paradigm, was interviewed by Maclean’s Magazine for a feature in their Week in Review. Maclean’s is the leading Canadian news magazine.

You can read the article online here: Sam Avery’s ‘war’ to stop the pipeline

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