Chris Bertish, internationally acclaimed speaker, author, big wave surfer, Guinness SUP World Record holder and conservationist, announces the launch of his newest book, ALL IN! The Atlantic Standup Paddleboard Crossing – 93 Days Alone at Sea, featuring never-before-told tales of his record-breaking 4,050-mile transatlantic solo and unassisted journey from Morocco to northern Florida from December 2016 to March 2017. In conjunction, a secondary launch of a Limited-Edition Eco Series of ALL IN!, the most sustainable book ever printed, will be auctioned off with proceeds used to plant forests and build a school for disadvantaged children.
“This book is an example of using influence to do good and be the change we want to see in the world while constantly working to be a role model and beacon of hope to others and the world around us, because the easy way is often not the right way,” said Bertish. “We can all strive to just be a little better, each and every day in some small way.”
Available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble, the standard printed version of ALL IN! has a 5-Star Sustainability rating and is printed on Forest Steward Certified paper, which means that it’s good for people and good for the planet. It’s also one of the first books in the world that plants a forest for every print run done, through the Platbos Reserve in South Africa and a mangrove forest through the SeaTrees initiative in Baja California, Mexico.
With only 13 copies printed, the Limited-Edition Eco Series is the first of its kind, pioneering a model of how sustainability and publishing can coexist for a path to a better future. With no stone left unturned, Bertish ensured each aspect of the book is 100 percent sustainable and promotes positive change for the planet and its people long after it’s read. The Limited-Edition book is printed on 40 percent post-consumer recycled paper with soy and water-based inks and bound with eco-cotton thread using non-toxic water-based glues. The book’s cover is made with Toile Ocean material using recycled ocean plastics and is foil stamped and embossed using biodegradable and recyclable foil. The Eco Series book also contains a unique Seed Page built into it so after reading, the page can be torn out and planted and turned into wildflowers.
Proceeds from the Limited-Edition Eco Series book will build one circular economy, horticultural school in a remote part of rural Kenya for disadvantaged youth which will empower women, educate children, and plant a 4,500-tree edible forest to help support and sustain a community
The book launch will accompany a cross-country tour from the West Coast to the East Coast with Chris’ iconic, record-breaking Impifish craft in tow—the same craft that housed and transported him safely across two oceans during his Transatlantic Standup Paddle Crossing in 2017 and the Transpacific Wing Foil Crossing in 2022.
The ALL IN! paperback and Kindle version is now available for purchase on Amazon.