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How to Go About Self Publishing a Cookbook

April 07, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 177

Contrary to what you might think, publishing a cookbook yourself is not especially difficult, providing you fully appreciate what you're taking on, and you have some basic knowledge of the subject. In fact, publishing a cookbook can be a great way to raise funds for an organization such as a church or school.

You may have heard of the term "vanity publishing companies". This sort of company offers to oversee the publishing of your book, for a fee. The chances are you will be charged far more than a competitive rate for printing your book, and you could find yourself tied into a restrictive contract as well. Avoid this sort of company if you possibly can.

Instead use a straightforward commercial printing company to carry out your work. They will have all the knowledge and expertise that's needed to produce a great end product for you, and because the market is highly competitive you will also be quoted a very attractive price for the job.

By using a commercial printer when you're publishing a cookbook yourself you won't be required to sign a contract. Therefore you'll keep entitlement to all the publishing rights and most importantly all the profits from sales. After all, this project is all about raising money isn't it?

I won't pretend that publishing a cookbook is easy. You will need to spend a certain amount of time learning the ropes of editing, proofreading and preparing your manuscript for printing. If you're a community group, it's better to split these tasks up between different people so that nobody feels under too much pressure.

Proofreading for spelling, punctuation and grammar is, of course, essential. But equally important is the need for a knowledgeable cook to check through the recipes to ensure they make sense. It is only too easy to miss out a vital stage in the method, or to omit the quantity of one of the ingredients. Though these errors are relatively small, the effect on the recipe's outcome could be considerable!

Many fundraising organizations worry about whether they need to purchase an ISBN. An International Standard Book Number is a unique identifying number with 13 digits, and it can be quite costly to buy. However, the chances are that when you're publishing a cookbook as a community group, you won't need one. If you're going to sell the book directly, either face to face or through a website you don't.

Use the internet to research efficiently for an online cookbook printing company to carry out your project. Good luck with the fundraising!

Lesley Carr has a wealth of advice and tips for aspiring writers, including how to find inspiration for your work, getting your draft manuscript into shape, and how to manage your route into self-publishing. She works closely with to assist authors with getting their work into print.

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