Cookbook publishing continues to be one of the most sought after areas for self publishing, but also is one that book publishers are always monitoring. They are looking for cookbooks that fill the market's need, whether that be something strange and unique, a how to save money book, or even an illness based cookbook. As an author, you can get your family's favorite recipes published, by working with any of the self publishing cookbook companies. Once you determine that you are ready to get your recipes into a book form, there is no doubt you will find a publisher interested, in some form.
One of the largest areas in which cookbook publishing does well is for the fundraiser. Many of those who wish to publish their cookbooks do so because they want to insure that a local group will be able to gain a profit from them. For example, a church group can come together with their own unique recipes, hiring a professional publisher to edit, graphically design, layout and print the book. Then, the organization can turn around and sell the books, using any and all profits for their fundraising needs.
Getting a Publisher
For those who are looking for a publisher of their cookbook, a good place to start is with the self publishing type of companies. These companies do not pay you for the book, but they do a lot of the work for you. They can help you to get the book together, edit it, lay it out and then have it printed for you. They charge a fee for this service, but once the book is printed, it is yours to sell. All of the profits from the sale of the book can be used as you see fit since you own the copyright to the book as well as the ability to sell the books.
You can work with a cookbook publisher for any level of service you may need. This may include just basic services in printing, or you may be able to enlist the help of the publisher to get the book sold through some of the largest retailers, including giving it an ISBN number. When selecting the services of a publisher, take the time needed to compare pricing and services, but most importantly consider what you need to make your book a popular one.
One way to find the best publisher for your book is to look at other cookbooks that are similar to it. Find out who published them. Learn the type of publishing services used. You may even wish to contact the author to ask questions on which services or features form the publishing company were the most helpful to them.
Ultimately, publishing a cookbook is a good way to share information on a subject that nearly everyone enjoys reading about. Cookbooks continue to be a large draw because of their ability to speak to the masses. How profitable your book will be depends on how well you select your publisher.