When we launched The Experiment in early 2009, we explained our name with this thought: Because every book is a test of new ideas.
Since then, we’ve been excited to see how the new ideas in our books have caught on. Most notably, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health became our first #1 New York Times bestseller! Its sequel, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, is also a New York Times bestseller, and has more than 580,000 copies in print. Both tie-ins to the 2011 feature documentary also called Forks Over Knives, these two books are helping to inspire and guide hundreds of thousands of people as they seek out the many benefits of eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Forks Over Knives has even been the subject of a question on the television show Jeopardy!
Many other books we’ve published have also garnered major national attention and bestseller status:
- Jennifer Teege, coauthor of My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me, was featured in People magazine, and her book is a New York Times bestseller. In 2017 the University of Houston—Downtown selected the book as its Freshman Conversation book.
- Tristan Gooley’s How to Read Water is a New York Times bestseller.
- More than 900,000 copies are in print of Emma Farrarons The Mindfulness Coloring Book and its sequels.
- Jessica Wapner’s The Philadelphia Chromosome was named by The Wall Street Journal one of its 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2013.
- Cooking Light magazine named Vedge its #1 Cookbook of the Year for 2013. Vedge was also named one of the top 10 cookbooks of 2013 by Entertainment Weekly, one of the Best Cookbooks of the Year by Yoga Journal, one of the Oregonian’s five best vegan cookbooks, and by the Washington Post as a top vegetarian cookbook of the year.
- VegNews named The Taco Cleanse its Cookbook of the Year for 2016.
- The New York Times has reviewed Adam Rutherford’s A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, Ian Brown’s Sixty, and Lucy Hone’s Resilient Grieving.
- The Wall Street Journal has reviewed many of our books, including Peter Hellman’s In Vino Duplicitas; Adam Rutherford’s A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived; Ian Brown’s Sixty; Tristan Gooley’s The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide, The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs and How to Read Water; and Peter Popham’s The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi.
- On NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, host Scott Simon talked with longtime BBC journalist and reporter Bill Turnbull about Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper.
- The Today show featured Tristan Gooley and the techniques he describes in The Natural Navigator.
- Mary Ellen Hannibal’s Citizen Scientist is a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2016, a 2016 Nautilus Award winner in Ecology & Environment, and a 2017 Northern California Book Award finalist.
- Jeff Gordinier of the The New York Times sat down for veggie burgers with Lukas Volger, author of Veggie Burgers Every Which Way and Vegetarian Entrées That Won’t Leave You Hungry.
- KPBX, Spokane’s NPR station, broadcast Eileen Garvin’s How to Be a Sister: A Love Story with a Twist of Autism, read by the author in its entirety, over the course of one month.
We look for books with one or more of the following qualities: They present highly proprietary information or a singular perspective. They are exceptionally useful, although sometimes in nonstandard ways. They address an urgent need on the part of readers—with regard to health, well-being, or simple curiosity. And they are competently written and distinctively voiced.
We’ve published nearly two hundred books since the fall of 2009, when our first books began to make their way out into the world, and one hundred of those books have been reprinted at least once.
We hope that you will want to read, sell, buy, review, feature, blog about, cook from, give as a gift, license, translate, or otherwise enjoy our books!