Ready for Dessert Cookbook on Sale – Just $1.99!

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[UPDATE: This sale is now over, but the book is available online, or at your local bookseller.]

Get ready for holiday baking with the electronic version of Ready for Dessert on sale for only $1.99 for a limited time. It’s a collection of my all-time favorite baking recipes, from a spicy, moist Fresh Ginger Cake, just in time for the holidays, to the best Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes is available at the sale price in the following formats:

The ebook will be on sale until October 23, 2016 – so don’t miss out!





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  • October 12, 2016 11:31am

    Congratulations! I’d buy it even not on sale.

  • Elisabeth
    October 12, 2016 12:07pm

    One of my favourite ebay bargains was a print copy of this for a similar price. Great to add to my Lebovitz library.

  • Margreeth
    October 12, 2016 5:21pm

    What a marvelous offer! And what a pity i’m not able to get it on sale in the Netherlands! Was anyone able to download the bookmin iBooks and if so, how?

  • October 12, 2016 5:30pm

    I’m all in…thank you, can’t wait!

  • rachel
    October 12, 2016 5:30pm

    The offer works for Canadians as well, just FYI :)

  • Neta
    October 12, 2016 6:11pm

    I purchased the book and the recipes look very tempting. My only disappointment is that most of the recipes don’t have a picture to show the final result, which in my case, is the number one incentive to try a recipe.

  • Eloise
    October 12, 2016 6:15pm

    Woohoo! Just purchased & thank you!
    I just made your plum/cardamom cake, it turned out Perfectly Delicious!!

  • Kermitte
    October 12, 2016 7:31pm

    Hi there,

    I have an ebook reader from samsung wich format will be of use ?
    Thanks in advance

    • October 13, 2016 2:50pm
      David Lebovitz

      I don’t have a Samsung device but if there is a Kindle app for it, you can download that and get it through Kindle/Amazon. There are also books via Google; check out the links for those in the post and see if one works for you.

  • October 13, 2016 12:14am

    Saw it and jumped on it. Just finished reading your “Sweet Life in Paris” – I couldn’t stop laughing (especially when I remembered my American husband and his first shocked encounter with a public bathroom in a big city in Germany).

  • Annalise
    October 13, 2016 7:15pm

    I let maybe ten seconds elapse between seeing the title of the post and downloading the book, which has been on my “to buy” list for months. Thank you!

  • Chris
    October 13, 2016 10:57pm

    Wow, thanks. Now what to make first.

  • October 14, 2016 4:11am

    dear david,
    as a far away but devoted longtime follower I would like to thank you for your wonderful recipes and insights into french culture. which sometimes makes me homesick having lived in southern france for 3 decades. but at least one can cook french wherever one lives thanks to your books.
    un grand merci de la part de gabrielle

  • Helle
    October 14, 2016 1:27pm

    I was actually looking for a vanilla ice cream recipe on your site when I saw this offer. What a treat. I just clicked on Google Books and got it as a free sample? It’s now sitting on my computer. And I don’t live in the US.

    • David
      October 14, 2016 10:07pm

      lucky you, Helle, I can see the book in google books, but no price (so no purchase) and no free sample!

      I’m prepared to pay, but none of those listed will sell outside NA (so UK no chance). And I’ve not the time to explore those methods to hide where you are at present.

      I’ll just have to pay the full price ;-(

  • October 19, 2016 2:44pm

    While I already own a copy of this, how could I resist having a convenient copy on laptops and to have on hand when I travel without adding to carryon? Irresistible. And a bargain at any price!

    I hope the recent chocolate tour went well. (Silly me! How could it not?)

  • Shandel S HNNN
    October 22, 2016 2:52pm

    David, I was so disappointed that I was unable to buy your e-book at the sale price! Australia wins first prize at blocking overseas sites! Very frustrating!!

  • David
    October 22, 2016 9:08pm

    David, I second handel’s comment. I did try tunnel bear, with success, but as soon as I put in payment details, the fact that my cards are UK based – and my paypal account – the attempt was halted. Google, B&N etc were tried. It would look as if I cannot buy the digital version at full price, let alone the sale.
    Frustraiting and a great shame, as I really enjoy the blog, but I already have rather too many physical books!

    I did wonder about trying Elwood Blue’s trick for his driving licence renewal – “1060 W Addison”.

  • October 22, 2016 9:24pm
    David Lebovitz

    Shandel and David: It’s a rights issue. And as someone who lives outside the U.S., I know the frustration of how many things there are that aren’t available outside of the United States. (On the upside, airline tickets are often less-expensive for non-U.S based airlines if purchased from outside of the United States.)

    Overseas publishers which own the rights decide how the books are sold outside of the U.S. and at what price. People use the VPNs for things like Netflix, but I guess they don’t work everywhere, although I thought I would mention them.

    • Shandel
      October 22, 2016 10:22pm

      We watched Netflex with a VPN for some weeks, but then one day we were accosted with a rude message on the screen, and there was some talk about criminal charges being laid, as we were effectively ‘stealing’ time from Netflex. It sure isn’t easy living at the bottom of the world!

  • Minh-Tu
    October 23, 2016 8:53am

    Thank you so much! Christmas has come early!

  • GBannis
    October 31, 2016 8:44pm

    Argh. Didn’t get to it in time. No matter. I prefer cookbooks on paper, especially when they’re the same price as digital.

  • Vinita
    November 2, 2016 3:58pm

    Just bought my copy last week and have since made the fresh ginger cake and the chocolate chip cookies two times each! Thank you so much for the wonderful book :)