Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Beatnik! A message from the publishers of Ripe Recipes.

What a wild year it's been!
Sally had a fantastic time at the Frankfurt Book Fair. It was a hugely successful trip and we hope it will become an annual pilgrimage. Huge thank you to PANZ for organizing the New Zealand display and to everyone who made the experience so enjoyable.
One exciting outcome of the fair is a blossoming relationship with Australian publishers Wilkins Farago. We are very excited that with their contribution Who You Are Is What You Do will reach its potential, landing in more homes and classrooms, both in Australia and internationally.
Who You Are Is What You Do has already won several awards, including a Best Award.
We've had a great response to this year's The Artists - 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c2011-2013, including a glowing review by Warwick Brown in the New Zealand Listener.
Ripe Recipes is such a hit it was completely sold out countrywide! Ripe continues to gain recognition through reviews, recommendations and awards including on Beattie's Book Blog.  It made Lucy Corry's list for Gift Ideas: Books for Cooks in the Dominion Post and was recently awarded the New Zealand winner of the Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards 2011 for illustrations. And guess what, we've qualified for the “Gourmand Best In The World” competition!
As if that wasn't enough, check out this PANZ article about Sally's adventures with Beatnik. In the meantime, Shelly has completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies (Journalism!) and Ande's working from chilly Canada (brrrrr) we miss her so, but Skype is a wonderful thing!
It's not all beer and skittles though, we've had a bit of a nightmare with the shipping for the new run of Ripe Recipes. But have no fear, the books arrived today!

So if, like us, you're still stuck for Christmas prezzie ideas, dash down here to the Beatnik HQ and grab yourself a copy. Full of sumptuous, spectacular yet simple seasonal recipes, Ripe is a must-have cook book for beginners and master chefs alike.

We're not just a one book wonder though, so check out our other fabulously produced masterpieces of literary and artistic genius, we know you'll find something you'll like. Place your order online and/or bring exact money with you when you collect (we don't have any change on the premises) - just let us know when you're coming.

Ring us on: 09 365 2223 or 021 2636 000

If you have already ordered a copy of Ripe, or have been trying to hunt a copy down, we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your understanding and patience.

A Very Happy Holidays from Team Beatnik.

Thank you for all your love and support in 2011 and we can't wait to share 2012 with you.

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