Hello, and welcome to your new ‘Cooking the Books.’ Beginning with this issue, we’ll be landing in your inbox twice every month, bringing even more news, interviews, deals, reviews, and forward-looking coverage of cookbooks and other writing from the world of food and drink. And as the newly expanded newsletter gets underway, I’d love to hear from you. (Yes, you.)

Agents: Email me your deals! I’d love to report them.

Publicists: Have a major book on the horizon? A breakout author? A potential candidate for a profile or Q&A? A new imprint, upcoming marketing campaign, or other in-house news? I want to hear about it.

Readers of every stripe, from editors and marketers to booksellers, librarians, and those who (like myself) who simply love reading, cooking, and reading about cooking: Are there stories you’d like to see in ‘Cooking the Books’? Ways we can cover the business better from your perspective? Angles you’d like to see explored? We’re here to serve, so please let me know.

I look forward to hearing from you, and to bringing you the latest cookbook news throughout the year. (Also, I promise to keep the food punning to a minimum.)

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John A. Sellers

Editor, ‘Cooking the Books’