15th Anniversary Edition

15th Anniversary Edition

I can hardly believe it’s been 15 years since I published Bread Science! Self-publishing has come a long way in that time, and I’ve learned a lot.

cover of 15th anniversary edition of the book Bread Science, with an aerial view of loaves of bread and chemical equations written on the surface behind them

I’ve considered how best to celebrate, given my lack of time to research new material for a “second edition.” The idea of a new edition has never felt right to me, since it excludes people with the first edition (or requires them to buy a new book). If I ever have time to spend months researching new bread topics, I would rather create a sequel (I’m thinking, More Bread Science) than create a second edition.

So for now, here is what I planned for the 15th anniversary edition:

  • New cover!
  • Copyediting according to the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Tweaks to the text where I thought I could make something clearer
  • Footnotes referring to more detailed updates (all available here)
  • Ebook formatting updates (including alt text!)
  • A “print-on-demand” version to make the book available in non-US countries with cheaper shipping

The 15th anniversary edition is at the printer, with an expected launch date of September 1, 2021.