Starting a Cookbook
The idea of starting a cookbook can seem overwhelming, but in reality, creating a cookbook these days is as easy as rounding up ingredients for a recipe. Let’s take a look at the beginning steps of a cookbook.
As Easy as 1, 2, 3
The best starting point is to obtain a copy of our cookbook guide. This will give you a basic understanding of the different parts of a cookbook. The guide will also give standard options for submitting recipes.
Gather, select, and sort your recipes. There are a variety of ways of doing this, but knowing if you are going with an online submission or sending the recipes to us to type, will give you a starting point. Dividing the recipes into categories as you go, also makes sorting easier.
Set a submission date goal. Having a goal gives you something to work toward. We suggest setting a submission date that is 6 weeks before you want the books in hand. This allows extra time and takes the pressure off. (Books can be completed in as little as 2 weeks with rush processing. But by allowing extra time it takes pressure off you during the proofing process.)
Support You Can Rely On
Call or email questions. Do not hesitate to ask questions. Call during business hours and if we are on the other line leave a message and we will get back to you. If it’s after hours, write down your question or email it to us right then, so you can get it off your mind and keep working. Then, as soon as we are back in the office, we can discuss the question and get you back on track. As with all technology, there can be glitches. If you do not get a reply in a reasonable time, try contacting us again.
Support, having a trusted friend or family member to confide in, ask to help, or work alongside can make the project a fun adventure. A second set of eyes that knows you, is a valuable tool to spot errors and make suggestions.
Start today and request a free guide online, by email or phone!