The big day is here … I’m so excited to announce that my cookbook Dinner is now available for pre-order in the US and Canada!
(Australia & NZ readers: Available in stores and online)
US & Canada Dinner pre-orders
Today is a big day.
It’s the day my cookbook is finally released in stores across Australia and New Zealand. Let me just write that again so I believe it myself. A cookbook I wrote and photographed is selling in actual real shops!
And I honestly can’t think of a better way to celebrate this milestone day with you than by announcing that my cookbook is now available for pre-order in Canada and America!!!! (I am digging deep to stop myself from running exclamation marks across the whole row 😂).
To readers in other countries, please bear with me. I have a publisher in the UK pounding the publishing-pavement for Europe and other countries around the world!
The challenge of going global
I’ve been pretty open about how disappointed I was that I wasn’t able to announce my cookbook would be available worldwide when pre-orders became first available in Australia in August 2022.
I feel like we’ve been on this cookbook making journey together since the beginning as I shared my ups and downs, the excitement and rough patches. So I really wanted to celebrate with readers everywhere by launching it globally!
But alas, it was not to be. Unfortunately there are unprecedented challenges facing the publishing world globally at present, partially due to the pandemic. For instance there are paper shortages – literally, the paper books are printed on. And printers are scarce – America is apparently down to its last onshore book printing house.
Consequently, securing international publishing contracts in time to make Dinner available at the same time overseas as in Australia just wasn’t feasible.
As a result of Dinner will be made available overseas progressively. The US and Canada is first cab off the rank. But availability in more countries will follow, I promise!!
Why pre-order Dinner?
There’s a few reasons to pre-order!!!
To secure a copy: Imagine if it sells out…. and that did actually happen on Amazon Australia. 😳 But there’s plenty in stock now – phew!
Lowest price guarantee: Dinner is eligible on Amazon for a Pre-Order Price Guarantee which means you will be charged the lowest price the book is sold for at any time between when you pre-order and when it is shipped.
A special free gift from me: I have a special surprise in store for those of you who pre-order … to be announced in early November! Make sure you keep your preorder confirmations.
FAQ – US & Canada Dinner pre-ordering
More information about Dinner, including previews of recipes, types of recipes and a full recipe index, can be found here.
How can I pre-order? US and Canadian readers can pre-order using the retailer links at the top and bottom of this post, or on the cookbook overview page here.
Why pre-order? Three good reasons – see the previous section above!
When will I receive my cookbook? 21st February 2023. So far away, I know! But your patience will be rewarded with a special free gift … ☺️ To be announced soon!
What other countries is your cookbook available in? Dinner is now available in stores across Australia and NZ as well as online. Stay tuned for release in more countries … I promise the wheels are turning!!
Wait… is the cover different?? Yes! Well picked. ☺️ The cover for the US edition is ever so slightly different as my publisher Countryman Press (an imprint of W.W. Norton) felt it was better suited to the American market. There was never any question about Dozer remaining on the cover though! Actually, there were some cover iterations where he was even MORE prominent!!
Are the recipes the same? Yes! The same recipes are contained in the Australian/NZ edition as the US/Canada edition.
Are the recipes converted into imperial measurements? Yes they are. Measurements are in cups, ounces (weight and fluid), pounds and inches, instead of grams, ml and kg (which is used in the Australian edition).
I know this will not suit all Canadian readers and I am sorry. However, including both imperial and metric would make the ingredients very cluttered, to the point that I felt it compromised readability. So I made the tough decision to include only imperial measurements. The result is a more streamlined design which I really love!
However, it is worth noting that most measurements are in cups, tablespoons and teaspoons and a conversion chart has been included in the book.
In addition to measurements, ingredients have been renamed as appropriate. For example, cilantro rather than coriander, bell peppers instead of capsicum. Also, ingredient accessibility has been considered.
Oh look, here I am. Proof reading the American/Canadian edition. You know it’s my favourite task… not!😂 Give me a pile of dishes any day!
Thank you for your patience!
As mentioned above, getting the book out internationally has been somewhat of a challenge! And it’s been a hard slog to “Americanise” the cookbook – so many more changes than I expected.
For me personally with almost half this websites’ readership based in North America, today is a big day being able to share that pre-orders are now available in the US and Canada!
So, thank you for your patience as I worked with both my US and Australian publishers to make it happen. And don’t forget, keep your pre-order confirmations to claim a special free gift from me to be announced soon…… – Nagi x
My debut cookbook: Dinner
Life of Dozer
Helping with the proof reading of the American / Canadian edition of the cookbook. By “help”, I mean keeping my lap warm and slobbering on the pages.