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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Water Book?
« on: September 24, 2013, 11:10:47 AM »
The Water book by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski (tech editors: A. J. deLange and Martin Brungard) has been shipped from Boulder to members taking advantage of the pre-sale. There was some pretty tremendous flooding in Boulder but the books did arrive last week and went right out according to the shipping method that was selected.  I've seen a couple of posts on Facebook so it must be starting to hit the mailboxes.  Enjoy!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Water Book!!!
« on: February 01, 2013, 12:19:16 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm glad to see the excitement for the water book!  John Palmer and Colin Kaminski are working on this title and it is currently on the fall publishing schedule.  As soon as I have the full manuscript, I'll give another updated release date to Amazon.  I'll also update the Brewers Publications FaceBook page with titles that are in production and post a table of contents once we are in full layout production with graphics.  As per usual, there will be an AHA members-only sale before the release date.  Stay tuned!

Cheers~
Kristi
Publisher, Brewers Publications

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Ask the Experts / Re: Ask the Experts: Mitch Steele on IPA
« on: November 13, 2012, 03:10:47 PM »
I've beenso busy I missed what day it was!  I'll check into what's up.
Thanks

Hi All,

Thanks for your patience!  Mitch will be posting his answers tomorrow morning (Wednesday) first thing (Pacific)- sorry for the delay.  You all had some great questions and I know he's looking forward to answering them for you.

Cheers~

KRISTI SWITZER
Publisher, Brewers Publications
PO Box 2072 | Georgetown, TX 78627
(512) 863-5227 | Kristi@BrewersAssociation.org  | Twitter:  @beerbooks
New Release:  IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale by Mitch Steele
Coming in December: For the Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops by Stan Hieronymus

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General Homebrew Discussion / IPA Pre-Sale Ends Next Week
« on: August 30, 2012, 09:11:50 AM »
Members who order early receive a 40% discount:  https://members.brewersassociation.org/store/detail.aspx?id=422

Are you a hophead? Beer lovers of all stripes will love Brewers Publications' latest release, IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale, by Mitch Steele. Mitch spent three years working on this book to bring you what is being called "the most comprehensive history of IPA ever written".  From brewing techniques to dry-hopping, this book covers it and then tops it off with 48 IPA recipes from historical versions of the style to the most popular contemporary craft recipes.  This new title is available for purchase exclusively to Brewers Association (BA) and American Homebrewers Association members. You can buy a copy at a special 40% discount off the $24.95 cover price, but there's only one week left of the pre-sale, so get your copy today! 

The member pre-sale ends September 5. Order on the Brewers Association Online Store. Books will begin shipping the week of September 10.

In order to participate in the pre-sale and receive member pricing, you must be logged in to the Brewers Association Store. If you have trouble retrieving your password, please contact us for assistance. Limit one copy per member during the pre-sale; discount may not be combined with other offers or coupon codes. Orders including additional merchandise will be shipped complete, when IPA mails the week of September 10.

Cheers~
Kristi Switzer
Publisher, Brewers Publications

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Opinion about posting Jamil's recipes
« on: February 13, 2012, 06:31:37 AM »
Copyright issues:  General rule of thumb is that 2 - 3 recipes or 150 - 200 words can be quoted with proper attribution.  Think about recipe books reviewed in the food section.  Usually 2 - 3 recipes from some particular book are included in the review.  I am a firm believer in asking permission rather than forgiveness but then I would be ;)  I try to respond quickly when I have requests come in so that asking for permission isn't a stumbling block to someone wishing to use content from BP titles.

Foreign Rights:  As far as French translation goes, I haven't been approached by any publishers and haven't come across enough of an interest to pursue it.  I believe that Designing Great Beers was once published in Korean  (pre-Kristi) and the Italian version was launched last month (I'm waiting on the copies to show up in the mail).  There's a possibility that How to Brew could become a Russian edition - there was a turnover in reps after we sold the rights so there were a few hiccups in title development.  There has been some interest in Portuguese and Spanish translations as well for Brew Like a Monk, Radical and some of the style series but no bite yet.  It can be a lengthy process.

eBook Conversion:  Analysis of Brewing Techniques and others are in the plan but it will be a process based on demand/interest and technical feasibility of conversion but I do appreciate you weighing in!  This title is planned but down the road a piece yet.  I'd love to see ALL of our titles available in eBook format and as we get more familiar with all the various things to look for in planning and proofing these books, it will go a little more quickly.

Again - open to questions, suggestions and input anytime!

Cheers~
Kristi Switzer
Publisher, Brewers Publications
Kristi (at) BrewersAssociation.org

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Opinion about posting Jamil's recipes
« on: February 08, 2012, 01:07:25 PM »
would love to see some downloadable brewing books. 



Brewers Publications has some books available on Kindle but only a handful.  Actually we are working on a new digital initiative beginning this year.  We will be investing in both epub format (works on most all readers) and a kindle format for titles.  The conversion process is note a quick thing as our books are not text only.  Text only books are pretty quick and easy but you start throwing in recipes, sidebars, charts and graphs and it can throw a lot of formatting out of whack.  

In any case, I have two of them in production right now.  How to Brew by John Palmer is first up on deck and will be followed by Sacred Herbal and Healing Beers.  This technology will also allow us to bring back out of print titles that have been requested (think the Lambic book from the Classic Beer Style Series).  I'd love to be able to have them all up asap but as mentioned it is more complicated than you may think though I expect it will get easier as time goes on.  I'd rather take the time and do them right if we are going to put them out there.  In the end with all the variables that come into play with these eReaders, I am doing what we can to ensure a good experience for the reader despite some technological limitations.  

Stay posted on new releases and when eBooks are released by following progress on:
Facebook facebook/BrewersPublications, twitter handle @beerbooks and the new BP website is BrewersPublications.com

Cheers~
Kristi

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Opinion about posting Jamil's recipes
« on: February 08, 2012, 08:09:13 AM »
As JZ's publisher I have an opinion to share.

As there is a collection of recipes from Brewing Classic Styles and also considering that the recipes are the substantial portion of the book, I believe this would be infringing on the copyright.  See below from the copyright office.

"Copyright protection may, however, extend to substantial literary expression—a description, explanation, or illustration, for example—that accompanies a recipe or formula or to a collection of recipes, as in a cookbook. "  Emphasis mine.

That said, as publisher, I have been generous with offering permission to those who have asked to post a recipe or two offering proper attribution.  I prefer to work things out and have a great appreciation and understanding for the passionate sharing of information about brewing.  However, in the end it is my job to protect my authors and their work.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.  

As always if you have any ideas for books you'd like to see or an author to suggest, I'm always open to your thoughts.

Cheers~
Kristi Switzer
Publisher, Brewers Publications
kristi@brewersassociation.org
www.BrewersPublications.com


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to brew--in Spanish
« on: November 05, 2011, 08:42:41 AM »
Hi All ~ There has been interest off and on for a Spanish translation of How to Brew and other Brewers Publications titles but nothing that has come to fruition.  The rights are indeed available for a Spanish version.  Currently we have Designing Great Beers translated into Korean and shortly into Italian and How to Brew will be coming out in Russian soon.  There is also growing interest in Brazil to have Portuguese versions.  So don't rule this idea out but it's a matter of being matched with a motivated Spanish language publisher to facilitate.

Cheers~
Kristi

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