• Cookbook and Food Writing Links Vol. 15

    Today it’s time for my monthly roundup of links for cookbooks, writing, and productivity.

    TRAVEL AND COOKBOOKS
    Research about cookbooks and the stores that sell them has been on my mind lately. If you’re traveling this summer, you may enjoy this list of cookbook shops around the world.

    BEST COOKBOOKS
    Here’s a list of the best baking cookbooks according to pastry chefs and professional bakers.

    And a list of the 25 Best-Selling Cookbooks of All Time.

    SELF PUBLISHING
    Check out Ingram Spark if you want to self-publish a hard-cover, full-color photography cookbook. With the Ingram distribution behind them, your cookbook can be easily be ordered by bookstores for signing and author events. They also have a podcast called Go Publish Yourself, offer a Pocket Guide to Publishing, and courses on the Ingram Spark Academy.

    RESTAURANT TRENDS
    Exploring the effect of social media on restaurants and hospitality, and the difference between “casual” restaurants, restaurants change and adapt to movements in technology and the needs of their customers.

    PRODUCTIVITY
    I’ve always loved mornings. And it seems that Mel Robbins does too. Read Mel Robbins’ approach to working on her goals, first thing in the morning.

    WRITING
    Here’s an interesting blog post on The Write Life featuring 20 Inspiring Pinterest Boards for Writers.


    Cookbook author, editor, and Culinary Dietitian Maggie Green, RDN, LD coaches first-time cookbook authors during the pre-publication phase of writing a cookbook. 

    Would you like to write a cookbook, but feel alone in the pre-publication phase of writing?

    Are you stuck thinking about your cookbook idea or has you project fizzled?

    Do you feel overwhelmed with publishing options and the recipes, photography, and publishing process?

    I’ve been there. I know first-hand that there’s not a lot of support for first-time cookbook authors who don’t have an agent or a publisher yet.  That’s why I started my work as a cookbook writing coach.

    Here are a few resources for you as you venture into the world of cookbook writing: 

    Checklist
    An 11-point checklist that helps you answer the question, “Am I Ready to Write a Cookbook?”

    Cookbook Writing Workbook

    What Is A Cookbook Coach? 

    10 Reasons to Hire A Cookbook Coach

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