UPDATE August 31st
At the book presentation I was told that Nomnomnom is already going into its second printing. I can’t believe it and am forever grateful to everyone who supported or bought the book.
Nomnomnom is out now
I know this post is kind of pointless here, because as of yet my book is only out in Dutch, but: SHE’S HERE! My book Nomnomnom is finally out and available in Dutch bookstores now. Okay, she already came out last week, but I was swamped signing and shipping pre-orders and processing all the incredibly positive reactions so far.
Still, I thought it was time to pay a little attention to my book here as well, including what has been said in the media so far and an explanation about how and where you can order or buy signed books and what’s up next for me.
Nomnomnom in the media
All media has been in Dutch, so I won’t bore you with it too much. If you are so inclined, you can run these links through an auto-translation tool.
“Dorothy Porker’s book is something you’ll want to own, just for the wit and art of the photography and food styling, and all of the practical information about what to keep in your pantry, where you can swap in ready-made items, and how to have fun and be successful in the kitchen. Some books are fun, or clever, or beautiful, or useful, but Nomnomnom is all of those things.”
You can also find a few sneak previews of recipes on Food and Friends.
I was also featured in the local paper, in the AD (and all their regional counterparts) and in the Over Eten newsletter (I’m a fan) with more on the way. I also spent an hour talking on the radio, but if you don’t understand Dutch that’s going to be pretty pointless to wade through.
Team bookstore! Where can you find Nomnomnom?
What I am especially thrilled about is how supportive bookstores have been of my book. Baby-Dorothy fave Broese in Utrecht and Boekenbar in Utrecht have both promoted me in their stories online. I will be signing books on Saturday the 28th of August from 15.30 at De Kler in Leiden. Scheltema in Amsterdam have also asked me to come and sign some books (order a signed copy from their website here), I was spotted by many friends in shop windows and on shop tables.
And somehow Nomnomnom has already made it into the cookbook top 10 with the Libris chain of bookstores.
I have to say, as someone who’s favorite place is the bookstore (any bookstore), I love to see it. So, because I prefer to focus on writing, cooking and photography, from here on out I will leave the sale of Nomnomnom to bookstores. I will be signing copies at the following times and locations and will update this list as and when other requests come in:
- August 28, 15.30 – De Kler in Leiden
- September 9th– Scheltema in Amsterdam, signed copies are now available to order via their website for as long as supplies last
If would like me to be left with a little extra when you buy my book, you can order Nomnomnom from Libris via this link (and then at your nearest Libris bookstore) and I’ll receive a percentage of the sale from them. But shop at any independent bookstore and I’ll be pleased as punch.
If you are a digital mutual you can reach out to me if you’d really like to receive a copy, just keep in mind that it is in Dutch. If you have any leads for an English publication, hit me op at porker dorothy at gmail dot com.
So now what?
Next Tuesday I will have a little book launch celebration among friends. After that I hope to start sharing recipes again. I’ll also be adding a new postcard set in my webshop, as well as larger prints. Beyond that, I am looking to develop recipes, write and shoot for digital and print publications, so if you have a job for me: check out my work and get in touch.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of my weird ass, to everyone who pre-ordered both from myself and from bookstores and to everyone who’s loved the book since before it’s been out. It’s been a ride.
Zoek je deze post in het Nederlands? Ga dan naar vettesletten.nl voor Nomnomnom ligt nú in de winkel.