As many or most of you know, my book, Save the Deli, which is like this blog only more papery and awesome, will be published this October by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US) and McClelland and Stewart (Canada). It will be sold in wide release at major and independent bookstores, and over the webbernet.
But where I’d really like to see it sold is over the counter of Jewish delicatessens everywhere. This book is about delis, first and foremost, and it makes sense that they should be available right in the places I’m writing about. So consider this a call to all you delis out there. If you’re interested in stocking copies of Save the Deli (which you can sell for a percentage of the profits), please let me know. If you’d like to host an event in your community, have a reading, or do a Save the Deli themed night in the fall and winter, please also let me know.
I’ll be compiling a list of those who are interested, and sending it off to my publishers. Note that I’m really looking for delis that I don’t already have previous contact with. If I visited you in the past few years when I was researching the book, don’t worry, your name is already on the list. But if we’ve yet to talk, or just had sporadic emails, please do let me know. A big part of the idea behind Save the Deli was to create a community of deli lovers and deli providers. This is a big step in that direction.
Just send me an email via the contact page (don’t worry if it says error, they always come through), and pass it along to any friends or colleagues you might have.
Also, just a note to say that I’ve fixed the Spam problem, so please comment away.