Publishing and writing

In 2017, SustainSuccess started its own publishing imprint, IWIK.

This followed the discovery that publishing non-fiction titles in the field of energy and resource efficiency is very challenging from a financial standpoint.

Although we had a publishing deal from a leading publisher, for our first title, Energy and Resource Efficiency without the tears“, the only way the publisher could make the title work was by setting a very high price.

Given the aspirations to distribute free copies of our books, to print-on-demand (which is usually more expensive than traditional printing) and to keep prices as low as possible, we chose instead to publish our first book ourselves.

Writing the book was the easy part! Other tasks included:

  • Laying out the book (using InDesign)
  • Buying stock images
  • Getting permissions for quotes and images used
  • Designing a cover
  • Getting ISBN numbers
  • Choosing a print method (using LightningSource)
  • Employing a top-class editor to edit and proofread the book
  • Establishing distribution via IngramSpark, and setting trade discount rates
  • Working out the “drop-shipping” pricing to sell direct to readers
  • Creating a webstore (using woocommerce) for customers
  • Developing the huge package of companion files and resources
  • Getting endorsements, quotes and reviews in advance of launch

We are developing some ideas for further volumes in the Energy and Resource Efficiency field. We also expect to continue to contribute occasional articles and features for publications like “the environmentalist”, the house-journal of IEMA.

Our clients can count on a highly professional writing service from us.



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Energy and Resource Efficiency without the tears

Niall Enright’s book was published in June 2017 and last updated in September 2018.

To get the FREE PDF visit the download page.


To buy a print version of the book or order the companion files please visit our store.

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Free Lighting Hours Tool

We were so frustrated at SustainSuccess with trying to find daylight hour tables for client locations that we wrote our own Excel/Google Maps/NOAA “mashup” to calculate lighting hours for any location on Earth! We are providing it FREE to fellow practitioners. Simply fill in this form and we’ll send you a download link.


Ideas and Challenges

Despite self-congratulatory case studies to the contrary, the reality is that Sustainability and Resource Efficiency are NOT EASY to implement successfully in organisations.

In a series of blogs, articles, book reviews, and extracts from Niall Enright's book you will find hints, tips and suggestions to make Sustainability a Success.

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