Cookbook Update: We Have a Publisher!

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Exciting news!  I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve signed with Oloris Publishing, for the production and publication of Medium Rare and Back Again!  You can read the press release at http://olorispublishing.mymiddleearth.com/2013/04/07/medium-rare-and-back-again/!  Needless to say, I’m thrilled!

What does this mean for the cookbook?  Well, first, it means that the cookbook will have professional editing and layout – things I had originally been planning to do myself, to go with the marvelous photography and artwork that it already features.  Oloris will handle the printing and the distribution, both online sales and brick-and-mortar, once the book is released.  They’ll also be doing plenty of publicity and promotion!  We will also work together to create an e-Book version.  Note that you can still pre-purchase the cookbook here at its special, limited time only promotional price!

One effect of all of this is that the book is going to take longer than originally expected (I admit, I was already sure it would slip past April even if I were self-publishing.)  Working together with the folks at Oloris will take time – in editing, layout, and promotion.  But I think that it’s a worthwhile tradeoff for the significantly increased quality that this collaboration will bring.

What does this mean for the folks who pledged to the Kickstarter campaign?  Other than the delay in the release date, and the much better quality of the final product, not much else!  As promised, all of the content of the book will ultimately be available for free on this site.  Once the entirety of our schedule is clear, I will post here with an official release date, but Kickstarter backers who have pledged at a level ($45 or more) where the reward includes a copy of the book – you will receive the book (and your other mailed rewards) around 2-4 weeks (hopefully more, if I can finagle it) prior to the official release date.

Stay tuned!  And thanks again for your support!

-Heath

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