One of the most fun things about publishing a book is ACTUALLY SEEING THE BOOK IN THE BOOKSTORE!
And it’s even more exciting when it takes you by surprise! I remember shopping in a bookstore with a young nephew and tripping upon some of our books on the shelf. He was pretty much shocked—and refused to believe it was actually us!
I guess we expected (and hoped) to see CAKE MY DAY at BARNES & NOBLE. But we were really surprised to come across a tableful of them at COSTCO. And we were very pleased to see them at the amazing Japanese bookstore Kinokuniya, right near Bryant Park in Manhattan. But there we were, right on the shelves next to A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE FOOD. (See photo above.)
Thanks to every brick and mortar outlet, big and small, for the support. Even in these internet days, we couldn’t do it without you.
And remember: Support your local bookstore!
Alan and Karen