Press Room – Mage Publishers

Press Room – Mage Publishers


Mage Publishers Distribution Center
1780A Crossroads Drive
Odenton, MD 21113

Distribution in USA
Ingram Book Company, Amazon, GOBI Library Solutions

Distribution in Canada
University of Toronto Press

Distribution in UK
Gazelle Book Services

Submission Guidelines
Mage Publishers publishes high-quality English-language books about Persian culture, including: cookbooks, translations of literature, history, children’s tales, biography and autobiography, architectural studies, and books on music and poetry. Only books relating to Persian culture are considered by the editors. Authors interested in submitting work for consideration should send an email outlining their work and a brief biographical statement to the attention of Amin Sepehri . We will usually respond to your letter within 6-8 weeks.

Examination Copies
Examination copies are available to high school instructors seeking titles to review for adoption consideration. Written requests must be made from the institution’s email address stating the name and ISBN of the title.

Desk Copies
Mage Publishers is pleased to provide complimentary desk copies of any adopted text. One desk copy is available for every twenty copies ordered. Mage Publishers does not ship desk copies to residences: they must be mailed in care of your institution. Please include your expected enrollment and the name of the bookstore at which the text has been ordered. All requests are subject to availability and approval. Desk copies may be ordered using your college email by email.

Media Appearances & Articles:

Photos for Media Use:

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MSLB6120_0081a_200h Najmieh on The Martha Stewart Show on March 16, 2011A video clip of Najmieh sharing a recipe for Rice with Fava Beans and Lamb Shanks (baqala polow) can be seen here.
National Public Radio (NPR), 1/19/16 – Najmieh is interviewed in the Foodways blog article “From Candy To Juleps, Persians Left Imprint on Many Edible Delights”
The Pittsburgh Gazette, 05/27/11 – “Grill Your Way Around the WorldVogue, 05/26/11 – “Shelf Life: Summer’s Best Gift Books” WeirdCombinations,05/27/11 – “Basmati rice with dried yellow fava beans” An article on Najmieh in The Washington Post: “Persian food guru updates master cookbook”
Washington Post – ‎Dec 13, 2011“Washington Post favorite hometown cookbooks of 2011” Authors with Washington area roots put out some of the most accessible, appealing cookbooks of the year. The standouts are listed in alphabetical order; dishes mentioned can be found online at washingtonpost.{more>>}
Washington Post – ‎Dec 9, 2011‎“Cookie Guide: 25 recipes for the best holiday treats” From thumbprints to exotic shortbread, our collection of holiday cookie recipes has something for everyone. This year, we’ve highlighted the handiwork of bakers with local connections. {more>>}
Wisconsin Public Radio’s Here on Earth interview with Najmieh about Nowruz can be heard here
ianyan magazine – Mar 15, 2012‎ – “The Khohanotz: Mijink, or Armenian Sweet Bread” The recipe, adapted from the staple Persian cookbook, “New Food of Life” by Najmieh Batmanglij, is mostly the same for other Armenian treats known as “Gata,” as well as the Azerbaijani pastry known as “Kete” or “Ketah.
Washington Post (blog) – Mar 15, 2012“Favorite ways to eat green for St. Patrick’s Day” I love an herby egg (not green eggs!, so my pal Najmieh Batmanglij’s fresh herb kuku is the way to go. It’s a Persian new year’s dish (a holiday coming up in a few weeks), but I’m thinking that with a slight variation it could end up on my Passover table in April.
Christian Science Monitor – Mar 14, 2012 – “Ancient and modern: Iran’s lush cuisine”Armed with Najmieh Batmanglij’s newly updated cookbook, “Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies,” I marched into the supermarket to find pomegranate molasses, saffron, and barberries.

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries concerning Mage’s books, or to arrange interviews, contact: Amin Sepehri Assistant to the Publisher Mage Publishers