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Congratulations to Our Finalists and Winners!

This week started off with some fantastic news: The Art of Fermentation is in the running for a James Beard Foundation book award! Nominated in the Reference and Scholarship category, Sandor Katz’s tome on all things fermented automatically joins the ranks of nominees vying for the foundation’s prestigious Cookbook of the Year.

We’ve got our fingers crossed for Katz to capture this prize, which would add to the already impressive list of accomplishments for his latest book, including landing a spot on the New York Times Bestseller list, and helping lead Chelsea Green to a year of record sales.

In the meantime, Katz is not alone in earning accolades this awards season. Several Chelsea Green titles are in the running for prestigious awards, and a few have already come home with the grand prize.


  • The American Horticultural Society Book Award was announced last week, and Chelsea Green books took two of the five slots. Janisse Ray’s The Seed Underground (“This book immediately drove me to action,” says Kathy LaLiberte, who was inspired to seek out rare sweet potato varieties to grow. “It has the power to have a profound ripple effect among gardeners as well as in popular culture,” she adds.), and John Navazio’s The Organic Seed Grower (“There’s nothing else like this guide with so much detail about how to protect the diversity of open-pollinated plants,” says Hurst.)
  • And sweeping yet another award, Janisse Ray also won the American Society of Journalists and Authors’s Arlene Eisenberg Award for Writing that Makes a Difference for The Seed Underground.


  • The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced its finalists last month, and we’re proud to be among them. IACP Cookbook Award Finalists include: Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking, Art of Fermentation (going head-to-head in the Food and Beverage Reference/Technical category), and Cheese and Culture (in the Culinary History category)
  • As mentioned above, The Art of Fermentation is a James Beard Foundation Book Award finalist in Reference and Scholarship category, marking the first time in more than a decade that a Chelsea Green title has been a finalist for a Beard award. Read the full list of nominees here (PDF).

Deserving its own entire list, ForeWord Reviews announced finalists for its Book of the Year Awards! We’re nominated in the following categories:

And last but not least, the distributed title Honeycomb Kids is a finalist in the Family & Relationships category, as well as the Ecology & Environment category.

Good luck finalists, and congratulations winners!

Happy Holidays: 35% off everything!

We’ve kicked off our Holiday Sale – with 35% off every purchase – at our on-line bookstore. Chelsea Green is the perfect place to stock up on inspiring and educational gifts for everyone on your list (and don’t forget about yourself).Simply use the discount code CGH15 at checkout to save 35% off your entire order from […] Read More..

We’re Hiring! Digital Marketing Manager

Chelsea Green Publishing is hiring an experienced, book-loving, sustainability-minded Digital Marketing Manager to join our growing sales and marketing team.The deadline to apply is December 11.Job details: The Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for creating and overseeing operational and technical strategies related to our online community marketing efforts, including direct email marketing, e-commerce website, and […] Read More..

Let’s Make Bernie Sanders a Bestseller!

As the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders continues to climb in the polls, crushing online fundraising records and frustrating party insiders and pundits along the way, we’re looking to put Bernie’s message on bestseller lists everywhere in time for the national debates this fall!With the second Democratic debate to be held on November 14th in Des Moines, it’s […] Read More..

Bern Baby Bern!

Feel the Bern, now read the Bern. Chelsea Green is bringing out the first major book chronicling the issues being raised by US Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for president of the United States. The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America is the only book that outlines, in Sanders’ own words and […] Read More..

Dig In: June Roundup

The latest news and opinions from Chelsea Green and our authors, as well as tips and techniques about how you can bring our books to life in your kitchen, backyard, or community, and special sales, promotions and new releases.   Food Lover’s Guide: 25% Off ALL Food & Drink Books Whether you want to make […] Read More..
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