Which Publisher Will Be The First To Add Back A ‘Low-Carb’ Book To Their Lineup?

Filed under: Publications — @ July 13, 2008

Ever since I wrote my self-published debut book Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby Fat To Sensationally Skinny In One Year in October 2005, that “itch” to write another book has been growing and growing. I’ve bounced around ideas in my head these past few years for books with low-carb success stories, user-friendly low-carb research studies, a best-of-the-blog compilation (which I’m currently working on), and the most requested one from readers has been a low-carb cookbook (which I would LOVE to write!).

I have talked with quite a few publishers since 2005 to let me write books for them. Of course, my biggest obstacle is the fact that the theme of my books is “low-carb” and that’s become taboo among editors lately. I still think “low-carb” is viable considering my various sites and online projects garner nearly a million visitors a month. Not too shabby for an idea whose time has supposedly passed already. This is why I refuse to sidestep the term “low-carb” and proudly name it and claim it in the name of just about everything I touch–”Livin’ La Vida LOW-CARB!” Wouldn’t my blog be dead as a doorknob if nobody was interested in hearing about “low-carb” anymore? One would think.

So, with that knowledge in hand, I approached a literary agent recently about finding a publisher for a “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Cookbook” to gauge their interest. Most publishers just want to know if you have the marketing mojo behind the books on their label and I’ve told them all about how enthusiastic all of you guys are about the healthy low-carb lifestyle. But, as you will see from these candid remarks I received back from this literary agent, they just don’t care because somebody out there has fooled these editors into thinking low-carb is dead.

Click here to read the note from the agent about my chances of having a book with “low-carb” in the title ever being published. Whether the mainstream publishers ever allow that phrase to appear on future books or not, they will ALWAYS be on my books even if I have to self-publish the rest of my life! :)


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