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FAQs

Here is a collection of our most commonly asked questions. 

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Where are your books made?
Do you accept submissions for publishing?
Do you accept submissions from illustrators?
Who illustrates your books?
What size are your books?
Are your books hard or soft cover?
How often do you write new books?
Are your books produced in the most environmentally-friendly way?
Why don't you release your books digitally - surely this is better for the environment?
Do you ship worldwide?
Where are your warehouses located?
Can I return a book if my child doesn't like it?

Ethicool books are written and designed in Australia, with sustainable printing taking place in Australia, China and the USA.

We certainly do. You can read more here.

We certainly do. You can read more here.

Our books are illustrated by a number of different freelance illustrators, based all over the world. We are big advocates of the freelance design community.

Our books are typically A4 landscape or portrait in size, giving them the following approximate dimensions:


210 x 297 mm (8.3" x 11.7")

Our books are soft cover, printed on 300GSM matte card, with 200GSM matte inner pages. We do also accept special requests for hard cover printing, so please contact us if you'd to know more.

On average, we generally publish 10-20 new books each year.

Yes, absolutely. We do our utmost to prevent against paper wastage and the unnecessary use of inks and dyes. We also print primarily on recycled paper and exclusively use soy-based inks. As far as we are aware, we are one of the most environmentally sustainable children's book publishers, based on the strict practices we follow.

Well, kind of. There is a lot of research supporting the cause for getting kids away from screens... not encouraging them to use them even more. Today, books are one of the few tangible experiences that still have a major place in children's development (so many others have been replaced by technology!), so we're keen for this trend to last for generations to come.

In saying this, we will soon release our titles digitally as well - then we're ultimately leaving the choice of medium up to parents. Perhaps a mix of both might be the best option?

One thing's for sure, our "physical" picture books aren't going anywhere for a while, and we'll continue to do our best to produce them sustainably.

Yep, we sure do. Global shipping costs are calculated in the checkout. You can find our Shipping Policy here.

We have warehouses in:

Melbourne, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Auckland, New Zealand.
Texas, USA

Yes, we accept returns within 7 days. Our full returns policy can be read here.