A couple of weeks ago, when I was in New York on the Great Apartment Hunt of 2013, I managed to sneak in a fun visit to my publisher downtown. As it turned out, my timing couldn’t have been better because the ARCs (that’s publishing lingo for Advance Reader’s Copy) of my new book arrived that very afternoon!
I used to work in book publishing so you’d think I’d be blasé about a mundane thing like a bound galley. Not so, my friends. I wept. And then I wouldn’t let it out of my sight.
The waterworks are flowing overtime over here because I also wept copiously a few weeks earlier when the book received this wonderful blurb:
“Excellent ingredients, carefully prepared and very elegantly served. A very tasty book.” –Peter Mayle
Dear friends, if you would like to pre-order a copy of Mastering the Art of French Eating — or if you have already ordered one — I would be delighted to send you a signed book plate to personalize your volume. Drop me an email [ann (at) ann mah dot net] with a copy of your receipt and I’ll pop one in the mail.
Perhaps you’re wondering: What is a book plate? It’s a sticker that you attach inside your book to create a signed edition. Mine were designed by my super-talented graphic designer friend Anna Tunick and printed by Bookplate Ink. They feature etchings of some of my favorite vegetables.
You can pre-order here:
Thanks, as always, for reading. I am grateful. xoxo