Pavilion Books is reprinting Soup for Syria – the cookbook published to raise money for Syrian relief – with its initial print run having sold out in just two weeks.
Soup for Syria, which features recipes from chefs such as Yotam Ottolenghi, Claudia Roden and Anthony Bourdain, is published by Pavilion in the UK, and by Interlink Books, where the book originated, in the US, and has been heavily backed by the Booksellers Association and Guardian Books.
The Guardian promoted the book in its paper and via its marketing channels and sold out of its 2,000 copies in just over a week, with sales contributing nearly £40,000 to the campaign.
"Soup for Syria has been a fantastic experience us,” the Guardian Bookshop said. “The awareness raised across the Guardian's readership was phenomenal. We're delighted to have been able to support Pavilion in this endeavour and really hope that the contribution goes some way to help in very difficult times."
The BA encouraged its members to sell the book and donate directly to UNHCR.
Pavilion’s sales team and distributor, Faber Factory Plus and HarperCollins respectively, also waived commissions and leant support free of charge.
Pavilion m.d. David Graham said: “I am delighted with the support which has come from every corner of the book trade for this idea and thrilled to learn that the public is responding too and that the book is selling out fast. Together we are set to raise well over £100,000 for UNHCR, so although we’re less than two weeks into this campaign I’d like to thank The Guardian, the BA and indeed everyone who has responded so promptly to this initiative and help make it such a great success”
The reprint of Soup for Syria will be available on the same terms by the 5th of December, priced £18.99.