Even Fermoeditore launches itself into the world of e-books. From October 1st in fact will be available in major online stores – and soon in the appropriate section of fermoeditore.it website – three titles, two already published in paper and a new arrival.
We could not miss the very first book Fermoeditore, La scomparsa della cucina (The disappearance of the kitchen, available soon in English) by John B. Dancer (Giovanni Ballarini) illustrated by Cecilia Mistrali. The eminent Professor John B. Dancer here explains with examples and formulas as a Great Law rules human development: the sum of kitchen and bathroom is constant. An ironic and pseudoscientific analysis, a gastronomic joke where all notes are true, the rest is fantasy, game and perhaps reality.
Even the new title is by Professor Giovanni Ballarini, La scoperta dell’acqua calda (The discovery of hot water), divided into two volumes. This book, which is subtitled Invention of the kitchen and construction of gastronomy, begins with a seemingly trivial discovery but it really is “the most important after the fire and before the wheel” and deals with some issues of food anthropology with a language easily understandable taking into account the latest knowledge and scientific ideas. A book for those who knows nothing or almost about new arguments of Food anthropology, exposed in a concise and concrete way.
Finally Gigli Azzurri (Blue Lilies, available soon in English) by Luigi Alfieri, now unavailable in printed edition, is the story of Farnese family, a documented essay with literary nuances and all the ingredients of an Italian “Dynasty”: power, money, blood, sex practiced with calculation and width, intrigue, relentless social climbing. Blue Lilies tells the story, rise and fall of a gens that within half a century, has gone from the lowest rank of the small rural aristocracy in the parlor of the Roman nobility. The Farnese gave the world Pope Paul III, five cardinals, eight dukes of Parma and Piacenza, three regents of the Netherlands, the greatest leader in history after Julius Caesar, a queen of Spain. Patrons and men of culture plagued by “bad stone” have protected some of the greatest artists of the Renaissance.
The format chosen for these first “volume” is pdf: the reasons are its compatibility with many devices, and lower manufacturing costs compared to other formats, this factor will allow a sale at reasonable prices (who wants to can then use programs such as Calibre to get ePub or mobi).
Giving you an appointment to the next Fermomag with further details and previews, we point out right now that you will find these titles at launch promotion at € 0.99 each from 1 to 15 October. But beware: Amazon, Apple, kobo and Nook do not distribute pdf, which you can find in many other stores.