Hm. Just got a note from Mascot asking if we want to keep storing Feast copies in their warehouse for about $400 for another year. I said yes. The note also mentioned that we’re down to 872 copies, which is nice to see — we’d originally done a 2000 copy print run, so despite the pandemic cancelling all our launch activities, we’re more than halfway sold-through, it looks like.
And the praise for the book is still pretty glowing everywhere I see it, which is lovely. 4.5 stars on Amazon still, with 36 reviews, which is great! (If you feel inclined to leave a review, please do — they boost visibility a lot, in Amazon’s weird algorithms. It needn’t be a long review!)
Of course, there may still be some returns, so you can’t take any of these numbers as gospel, but it’s nice to see the stock-on-hand trending downwards. I have a hundred or so copies in my basement, and some at Jed‘s too, if I’m remembering right, and I’ve sold a few hundred to my dad at cost for him to give away to friends and family, so it’s not as if massive profits have come in.
But still, it seems reasonable that by next year this time, we might actually have sold all the copies left, and I won’t be paying Mascot for storage anymore. That’d be nice!
Vegan Serendib we’re planning to do print-on-demand, so less profit margin / book, but no big up front costs for printing or storage. If either book experiences a big surge, we might consider doing a print run again, but it’s so expensive for a big hardcover cookbook full of color photos, that seems fairly unlikely to me. We’ll see, though! You never know.
If you’re thinking of getting it as a holiday gift for someone, and want it signed and/or with curry powder added in, do order early if you can. I’m unlikely to run out of cookbooks, but shipping has had a lot of weird delays, and I’d hate for someone to not get their gift in time.
If you’re buying through Amazon, this link will give a little percentage to the SLF as a nonprofit: https://smile.amazon.com/Feas…/dp/1645432750/ref=sr_1_1…
If you’re buying through me directly, I can sign the book if you’d like: http://www.serendibshop.com