Steve Ettlinger has been an author, editor, and book producer since 1985, and has helped create over forty books. Just a dozen of those titles account for over a million copies. Six books relate directly to food. He has written or edited books on ethnic cuisines, beer, and kitchenware, has contributed to web sites, and helped create the bestselling series, Wine for Dummies. He is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and a former president of the American Book Producers Association (ABPA).
Ettlinger has appeared on The Today Show (twice), CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Fox News, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, The Food Network, and dozens of other television and radio shows.
Prior to becoming a book producer and writer, Ettlinger was Associate Picture Editor at GEO Magazine, and worked on two of the Day In The Life projects. During this time he taught at The New School, The School of Visual Arts, and Fordham University’s Graduate Program in Public Communication. Ettlinger lived in Paris for six years, where he was Assistant Bureau Chief for Magnum Photos and also managed to eat at many of the world’s finest restaurants. He has previously worked as an assistant chef, and enjoys old home renovation, cooking, sailing, and African drumming. A graduate of Tufts University, he lives in New York City with his wife, Gusty Lange, and their two children.
He is currently working on magazine articles and a television documentary about artificial ingredients.
Partial Book List
Including Produced, Edited, or Agented Books
as well as those Steve has written:
(Note: Ettlinger acted as agent for many of the authors of the books he produced, and only those books that relate directly to the original produced book are listed here. Agented books are starred.)
The Kitchenware Book, by Steve Ettlinger. Irena Chalmers, Research Consultant. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992. Julia Child/IACP Cookbook Award nominee. Limited, non-exclusive World Wide Web and CD-ROM rights sold. Reprinted by Barnes & Noble Books, 1992.
The Restaurant Lover’s Companion, by Steve Ettlinger with Melanie Falick. Addison-Wesley, 1994. Quality Paperback Book Club. Limited, non-exclusive World Wide Web rights sold.
Beer for Dummies, by Marty Nachel with Steve Ettlinger. IDG Books Worldwide, 1996. Various foreign rights sold (Norwegian, Indian, etc., and even German!).
Beer Across America: A Regional Guide to Brewpubs and Microbreweries, by Marty Nachel. Storey Communications, 1995. Corporate sales. Limited, non-exclusive World Wide Web rights sold.
Wine for Dummies, by Mary Ewing Mulligan MW and Ed McCarthy. IDG Books Worldwide, 1995. French (!), Spanish, Portuguese, Korean and other foreign rights sold; Doubleday Book Clubs. James Beard Award nominee. Audio rights sold. Revised periodically. 4th edition, 2006. Over 800,000 of this and related titles sold in US alone as of 2006.
Little Dummies Book of Red Wine, Little Dummies Book of White Wine, by Mary Ewing Mulligan MW and Ed McCarthy. IDG Books, Worldwide, 1996.*
Wine Buying Companion for Dummies, by Mary Ewing Mulligan MW and Ed McCarthy. IDG Books, 1997.*
Champagne for Dummies, by Ed McCarthy. IDG Books, 1999.*
French Wine for Dummies and Italian Wine for Dummies, by Mary Ewing Mulligan MW and Ed McCarthy. IDG Books, 2001.*
Wine Style, by Mary Ewing Mulligan MW and Ed McCarthy. Wiley, 2005.*
Twinkie, Deconstructed, by Steve Ettlinger. Hudson Street Press (Penguin), 2007. Audio rights sold. Contact HSP for more information at 212-366-2245.
CONSUMER POPULAR REFERENCE BOOKS:
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores, by Steve Ettlinger. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988 (hardcover), 1993 (trade paperback), 1998 (revised trade paperback edition). Literary Guild. Corporate editions. Non-exclusive World Wide Web and CD-ROM rights sold. Reprinted as The Hardware Cylcopedia by Running Press, 2003. Published as a bindup with The Complete Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Garden Centers by Courage, 2002. Excerpts published as The Pocket Guide to Nuts and Bolts by Running Press, 2006. “Like the Rosetta Stone…read a chapter a day for a week, then visit the hardware store on Saturday with confidence.” — The New York Times. In print continuously since 1988.
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Garden Centers (Except the Plants), by Steve Ettlinger, research by Robert Coleman, Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1990. Book of the Month, Rodale, and Garden Book Clubs. Limited, non-exclusive World Wide Web and CD-ROM rights sold.
The Complete, Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Marine Supply Stores, by Steve Ettlinger. Hearst Marine Books, 1995. Limited, non-exclusive World Wide Web rights sold.
Don’t Pick Up the Baby or You’ll Spoil the Child & Other Old Wives Tales About Pregnancy and Parenting, by Colleen D. Gardephe and Steve Ettlinger. Chronicle Books, 1993. Limited, non-exclusive World Wide Web rights sold. Reprinted by Barnes & Noble Books as 100 Pieces of Folk Wisdom for Pregnancy and Parenting, 2003.
A Time That Was: Irish Moments, by Jill Freedman (photography)
Friendly Press, 1987.*
Vietnam: The Land We Never Knew, by Geoffrey Clifford (photography). Chronicle Books, 1989. Communication Arts Award of Excellence for Design.
Hard Drive, by David Pogue (mass market novel)
Berkley Pub. Co., Diamond Imprint, 1993-5. Japanese and Korean rights sold. Film and computer game rights optioned. Reprinted under Ace Imprint, 1995, 1996. New York TimesNotable book of the Year.
The Microsloth Joke Book, The Great Macintosh Easter Egg Hunt, and Tales from the Tech Support Line (humor), by David Pogue. Berkley Pub., 1997-8.*
The Nitpicker’s Guide for Next Generation Trekkers (Vol. One), by Phil Farrand, Dell, 1993, and …Volume Two, Dell, 1995. British, German, and audio rights sold.
The Nitpicker’s Guide for Classic Trekkers, by Phil Farrand. Dell, 1994. British, German, and audio rights sold.
The Nitpicker’s Guide for Deep Space Nine Trekkers, by Phil Farrand. Dell, 1996.
The Nitpicker’s Guide for X-Philes, by Phil Farrand. Dell, 1997.