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GOOD AND CHEAP is a gorgeous cookbook for tight budgets. The PDF is free—and the print version is the #1 cookbook ever on Kickstarter. The bigger, better, cheaper 2nd edition is in bookstores now! For every copy sold, we donate one to someone in need.
GOOD AND CHEAP is a gorgeous cookbook for tight budgets. The PDF is free—and the print version is the #1 cookbook ever on Kickstarter. The bigger, better, cheaper 2nd edition is in bookstores now! For every copy sold, we donate one to someone in need.
5,636 backers pledged $144,681 to help bring this project to life.

Such a sell-out

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Hi, best friends!

The launch of the second edition of Good and Cheap has gone great — so well, in fact, that it's temporarily sold out on Amazon (and amazon.ca, too). But it'll be back in stock in a few days! Check out your local indie bookstore or Barnes and Noble if you need a copy ASAP (maybe as a gift!).

We sold out so quickly because of a few giant media hits — a great piece on NPR a few weeks ago, then an interview on The Splendid Table (a nationally syndicated public radio show), followed by a Yahoo Food story that was promoted on the front page of yahoo.com (you would not believe how much traffic that gets you!) on the same day as an interview on q, which is one of the most popular radio shows in Canada, and runs in many US cities as well.

And all that resulted in Good and Cheap hitting the #20 spot on the New York Times best-seller list for Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous.

One of these things is not like the others

Oh, and Good and Cheap also peaked at #20 on Amazon's overall best-seller list (for all books), which resulted in this really cool screenshot — our little Kickstarter project alongside two classics of American literature and three of this year's most popular books:

These are just temporary bumps, but it's still immensely cool.

My 6 favorite kitchen bargains

Meanwhile, I was thinking, “if I had less than $100 to spend on improving one of my readers’ kitchens, where would I get the most bang for the buck?” I came up with a list that I’m calling My 6 Favorite Kitchen Bargains — including a $9 microplane, a $17 ceramic knife, and a $15 immersion blender (the same ones I use in my own kitchen).

It's been really popular with food banks and other folks on Facebook, so I hope it's useful to you too!

On the Kickstarter blog

In slightly calmer news — and more directly relevant to you fine Kickstarter backers — I also made an appearance on the Kickstarter blog this week, demonstrating how to make deviled eggs (part of their ongoing "The Process" series, which is mostly people demonstrating how they created their Kickstarter products, but in my case is a single recipe).

More donations, of course!

Naturally, since selling books means donating books, we've given away a bunch more books too! Last month, we hit 12,000 donated books and 38,500 sold to non-profits at huge discounts (just $5.19/copy for the new edition, including shipping). This month's forthcoming update should be huuuuuge.

Oh, and the free PDF has now been downloaded more than 850,000 times.

More cities I'm visiting!

Lastly, my publisher has added a bunch of new stops to my book tour in September/October. For details, check out my Events page, but I'll be in all these places (in chronological order):

  • Nashville, TN
  • Richmond, VA
  • Asheville, NC
  • Decatur, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Seven Springs, PA
  • Toronto, ON
  • Hoboken, NJ
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Detroit, MI
  • Edmonton, AB
  • Washington, DC
  • Providence, RI
  • Boston, MA
  • The Berkshires, MA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Amherst, OH
  • Topeka, KS
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Brooklyn, NY

If you're anywhere near one of those places, I'd love to meet you this fall! After all, you're the folks who made this happen.

Leanne

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    1. Tamara Plasha on

      So happy with how well this campaign is turning out! This was the first project I ever backed, and I'm humbled by how much good you're doing with it. And just a little proud of myself for trusting you could. Thank you for the great cookbook, the great intro to Kickstarter and most of all the great good you're doing with with this project.

    2. Leanne Brown Creator on

      Oh, ha — I actually meant for "one of these things is not like the other" to refer to the *following* image (the Amazon best-seller chart, with Good and Cheap next to The Martian). But I guess you can read it either way!

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      Robert MacGillivray
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      This is awesome! I'm glad this is getting the exposure it deserves! Also, I almost snorted when I read through the NYT best-seller list. I'm not quite sure why, but you're right. one of those things was not like the others.