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Old 04-09-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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Default Brewers Publications and American Sours!

After more than two years of writing, I just signed a contract for Brewers Publications to publish my book about American sour beers (most likely in 2015)! I wanted to thank the people who have posted both questions and answers on this board. I've been linked to some interesting studies Iíve then cited, and gotten a fresh look at the questions people brewing their first batches of sour beer often have.

My blog has a draft table of contents (comments appreciated), a list of the people Iíve talked to already, and more details: http://www.themadfermentationist.com...publisher.html


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Old 04-09-2013, 03:34 PM   #2
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Awesome! Love your blog and looking forward to the book!


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Looking forward to the book. I spend too much of my time on your site.
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I'm really happy to hear that this book is being written and that's it by you! Are you happy with the projected release date or do you want the HBT forces to push it to come out sooner, I know I'd like sooner!
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I am surprised you did not self publish. You probably have as much if not more connection with the "sour community" than the publisher. It is not like it is a book on dogs that competes with a zillion other books and need press. No matter what most every sour beer making homebrewer will find out about the book quickly as the subject has so very few books available and you are quite well known as far as the subject.
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Self publishing would have allowed updates to the book much more quickly. This would have been great considering how fast american sours are evolving (just a thought). I am still ecstatic this is going to be available for us, keep up the good work!
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I went back and forth, but in the end I decided that for my first book it was worth it to work with people who really knew what they were doing. I probably will get a similar amount of money in the end (larger sales, smaller cut), but I think the book will be better, and hopefully it will raise my profile (although to what end is completely unclear). It will also be cool to have the book in homebrewing stores, libraries, and the few remaining brick-and-mortar book stores.

If I’ve got another book in me I’ll already have a track record and more name recognition if I want to self publish. We’ll see!
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Good luck Mike. I'll be first in line to buy it.
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Well then I'm second! Grats!
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Sweet! Can't wait to get a copy!


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