It’s been almost a month since Well Fed was released, and there are more than 3700 copies circulating out in the world (so far!). Over the weekend, we cracked the Top 100 on Amazon.com! We’re so grateful to you all for your sweet words about the book, for sharing your cooking adventures with us, and for posting photos of your delicious creations. You’re making this whole thing so much fun!
We’re doing our best, but this is a big learning experience for us, we’ve hit some snags we didn’t anticipate. But we’re working to correct them.
1. The PDF Version
We’ve heard from some of you that the experience of Well Fed on the iPad/tablet isn’t that great — and that the 2-up page layout makes it hard to print out pages if you want to take them off the computer and into the kitchen.
You’re right! We’re sorry about that.
We thought that a PDF that recreated the print version would be really cool, but that didn’t take printing into account or accommodate the experience of using the PDF on a smaller screen. To remedy the problem, we’ve created a single-page version of the book in PDF form. That should make it much easier to print out and to use on iPads and other tablets. We’ve emailed download instructions for the new version to everyone who purchased it. If you didn’t get the email or have problems downloading, shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Be sure to include either the email address you used to purchase the PDF or your invoice ID number.)
Also, rejoice, digital people! We’ve decided to create a Kindle version. If will probably take us a few weeks to do the production, but it’s coming. I’ll announce it here, Twitter, and Facebook as we get closer.
2. Loose Pages
We’ve heard from some of you thatpages are falling out of your books. We’re really sorry to hear that! I like to destroy my books, so I cracked the binding on mine, and it’s held together. But I also had four copies in my bulk shipment that lost pages when I opened them for the first time.
We’re talking with CreateSpace to see if they can fix the problem. Until then, if pages fall out of your copy, contact Amazon/CreateSpace; they’ll ship a replacement to you the next day at no charge and will pay the shipping for you to send the faulty version back. I’ve also heard from a few folks who took their books to an office supply store and had them spiral bound, or added holes and made a DIY binder. Those people are well fed and crafty!
3. Some Typos
Despite multiple rounds of recipe testing, copyediting, and proofing, we’ve found a few errors in the cookbook. It’s minor stuff, but we want to set it all straight. We’ll be posting an errata sheet very soon that clarifies the few confusing things that made it into the book, as well as a PDF of the errata sheet you can download and keep with your book — and the errors will be corrected in future editions. Thanks so much for your patience!
Thank you so much for being overwhelmingly supportive! I feel like all of you are part of our big Well Fed roller coaster, and that makes the ride all the sweeter.
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