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How to Publish Your Own Cookbook
Learn how to publish your own cookbook as both an ebook and iPad app for free.
If you love to cook then you probably have some killer recipes. Why not share them? Better yet, why not turn those recipes into revenue? Maybe donate your earnings to charity? Now you can & it's free!
Say hello to Cookbook Cafe... The first DIY cookbook publisher where anyone can create their very own cookbook as both an ebook and native iPad app. "Best Social Apps"- 2012 Webby Awards
This is my cookbook... It has recipes, videos, photos and links to my Facebook, Twitter and website.... The first social cookbook!
To create your own cookbook head over to BakeSpace.com -- there you'll find our free cookbook builder called Cookbook Cafe.
To create a cookbook, you'll need a free BakeSpace.com account. Simply click on the "Join" tab & fill out the quick form or sign in with your Facebook login. BakeSpace.com has been around since 2006.
After you sign in and are ready to build the greatest cookbook ever, click on the "build a cookbook" tab on the left of either the "cookbook cafe" or "my kitchen" pages.
Type in your cookbook title and select type of book and categories.
There are hundreds of categories to add your cookbook to - from BBQ to Gluten-Free... All cookbook types are welcome! There's even a languages section! Italian recipes in Italian!
Tag your cookbook private, public or group. If building a "Group Cookbook," we'll give you a link to share with your friends, family and community group so they can add a recipe to your book too!
Now the fun part... pick your price...
Add video, a cover photo, let us know it's ok to publish your cookbook. From here, we'll do all the heavy lifting and formatting. You can come back later or add recipes next.
To add recipes to your cookbook, click on the pull down menu.
If you already have recipes on BakeSpace.com, simply select a recipe from the drop down menu and click "add." Otherwise come back to the cookbook later after you add your recipes to the site.
Once you're ready to publish, click "save cookbook."
We approve cookbooks that are free the same day they they are published. Paid cookbooks take 3-7 days. Once your cookbook has been approved, it's available in the Cookbook Cafe storefront -web & app.
We also help you market your cookbook... Simply grab your custom widget to add to your blog which will promote your new book! The widget is found on your cookbook profile page.
Here's what the widget looks like for my cookbook. If you want to see it in action, go to bakespace.com/news
Now that your cookbook has been published... Let's look at it in the Cookbook Cafe app (which is a free app in iTunes).
Cookbook Cafe is both a storefront and library making finding that perfect recipe easy with one simple search. Once you download a cookbook, it saves to your ipad. There's my cookbook...
If I click on my cookbook, I'll see my video and what my cookbook is about.
If I Preview my cookbook, I looks like this..this cookbook does not have photos so the images are the default ones.
This is a sample recipe with a photo...you can add video to a recipe too! This recipe is in a new gluten-free cookbook my friend Tess just published with 33 other food bloggers.
Every cookbook you publish gets saved to your author profile in Cookbook cafe... so every new cookbook promotes your other cookbooks.
There's even a best sellers list!
And fun kitchen tools like timers...
If you'd like to learn more... Visit BakeSpace.com/cookbooks or reach out to us on twitter at @bakespace. Download the app in iTunes by searching for "Cookbook Cafe."
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